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Thousand Islands

A group of about 1,800 islands of northern New York and southeast Ontario, Canada, in the St. Lawrence River at the outlet of Lake Ontario. The islands, some of which are privately owned, are a popular resort area.
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Thousand Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of about 1500 islands between the US and Canada, in the upper St Lawrence River: administratively divided between the two countries
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Thou′sand Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of about 1500 islands in S Ontario, Canada, and N New York State, in the St. Lawrence River at the outlet of Lake Ontario: summer resorts.
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"That is true," said Samson; "and if it be God's will, there will not be any want of a thousand islands, much less one, for Sancho to govern."
In the beche-de- mer that was current among the blacks of a thousand islands and ten thousand dialects, the Arangi's procession of passengers assured her of her fate.
Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.
The beauty of this noble stream at almost any point, but especially in the commencement of this journey when it winds its way among the thousand Islands, can hardly be imagined.
While onshore, an oil boom has been installed with a total length of 6825 meters spread over 8 points on the Karawang Coast and the Thousand Islands.
Ed Higgins of the Thousand Islands Agency has worn a lot of hats, almost all as a leader and advocate for independent agents, past President of Big I New York, an instructor and author of bright ideas for agents seeking to sustain their businesses, grow them and prosper--as independent agencies are suited to do.
Shelby Cox never intended to become a bookseller, so when the former editor returns to her hometown of Alexandria Bay, nestled in upstate New York's breathtaking Thousand Islands region, to take over her aunt's bookstore, she has no idea what to expect.
There are seven thousand islands. Just choose where you want to land,' he added.
'Currently we focus on the infrastructure development to boost the economy and strengthen the unity of Indonesian people spreading on 70 thousand islands,' he said.
These destinations are Lake Toba (North Sumatra), Belitung (Babel), Tanjung Lesung (Banten), the Thousand Islands (DKI Jakarta), Borobudur (Central Java), Mount Bromo (East Java), Mandalika Lombok (NTB), Komodo Island (NTT), Wakatobi National Park (Southeast Sulawesi), and Morotai (Maluku Utara).
Straddling the U.S-Canadian border, the Thousand Islands region features a vast archipelago of emerald green islands strewn between the banks of the mighty St.

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