Sandwich Islands


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Sandwich Islands

Sandwich Islands

pl n
(Placename) the former name of Hawaii

Hawai′ian Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the N Pacific; 2090 mi. (3370 km) SW of San Francisco: includes the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe, and other islands and islets. Formerly, Sandwich Islands.
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Noun1.Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central PacificSandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii Island, Hawaii - the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks
Kahoolawe, Kahoolawe Island - an island of south-central Hawaii
Kauai, Kauai Island - an island of Hawaii to the northwest of Oahu
Lanai, Lanai Island - an island of central Hawaii; a pineapple-growing area
Maui, Maui Island - the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands
Molokai, Molokai Island - an island of central Hawaii (between Maui and Oahu)
Nihau, Nihau Island - the most northwestern Hawaiian island (beyond Kauai)
Oahu, Oahu Island - an island of central Hawaii (between Molokai and Kauai); the chief island of the state
Midway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base
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The Vesuvius of today is a very poor affair compared to the mighty volcano of Kilauea, in the Sandwich Islands, but I am glad I visited it.
In this way they would consume the summer, and when autumn came on, would run down to the Sandwich Islands and winter in some friendly and plentiful harbor.
We did not know what scrambled eggs were, and we fancied that it must be some Red Indian or Sandwich Islands sort of dish that required dances and incantations for its proper cooking.
Haughty English, lively French, sober Germans, handsome Spaniards, ugly Russians, meek Jews, free-and-easy Americans, all drive, sit, or saunter here, chatting over the news, and criticzing the latest celebrity who has arrived--Ristori or Dickens, Victor Emmanuel or the Queen of the Sandwich Islands. The equipages are as varied as the company and attract as much attention, especially the low basket barouches in which ladies drive themselves, with a pair of dashing ponies, gay nets to keep their voluminous flounces from overflowing the diminutive vehicles, and little grooms on the perch behind.
Thirdly: Some eighteen or twenty years ago Commodore J then commanding an American sloop-of-war of the first class, happened to be dining with a party of whaling captains, on board a Nantucket ship in the harbor of Oahu, Sandwich Islands. Conversation turning upon whales, the Commodore was pleased to be sceptical touching the amazing strength ascribed to them by the professional gentlemen present.
The frigate passed at some distance from the Marquesas and the Sandwich Islands, crossed the tropic of Cancer, and made for the China Seas.
Some set off for the Sandwich Islands; some entered into other employ.
I may here state, and on my faith as an honest man, that though more than three years have elapsed since I left this same identical vessel, she still continues; in the Pacific, and but a few days since I saw her reported in the papers as having touched at the Sandwich Islands previous to going on the coast of Japan.
Summary: South Sandwich Island [UK], Aug 28 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale struck the South Sandwich Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday night.
Jose Marcelo Faurie, Argentinas Minister for Foreign Affairs and Worship, said that in the case of the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia Islands and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, the object of decolonization is not the population, but the Territory itself.
These Sandwich Islands were actually Hawaii and even though they now form part of the USA the Hawaiian flag still boasts the Union Jack.
The Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey are Crown dependencies of the UK, and the UK overseas territories include Akrotiri and Dhekelia; Anguilla; British Antarctic Territory; Bermuda; British Indian Ocean Territory; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Montserrat; St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha); Turk and Caicos Islands; Pitcairn Island; and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.