the Indies

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Noun1.the Indies - the string of islands between North America and South Americathe Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
obeah, obi - (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
Anguilla - a British colony in the West Indies
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean Islands
Cayman Islands - a British colony in the Caribbean to the northwest of Jamaica; an international banking center
Montserrat - a volcanic island in the Caribbean; in the West Indies
British West Indies - the islands in the West Indies that were formerly under British control, including the Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad
Antilles - a group of islands in the West Indies
French West Indies - the islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France
Virgin Islands - a group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493; owned by United States and Britain
Trinidad - an island in West Indies just off the northeastern coast of Venezuela
Tobago - island in West Indies
Bahama Islands, Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas - island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Anguillan - a native or inhabitant of the island of Anguilla in the West Indies
West Indian - a native or inhabitant of the West Indies
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Issuing thence to the west and south, as a youth leaves the shelter of his parental house, this spirit found the way to the Indies, discovered the coasts of a new continent, and traversed at last the immensity of the great Pacific, rich in groups of islands remote and mysterious like the constellations of the sky.
The author returns to the Indies, and finds the patriarch of Aethiopia.
He was sooner undeceived than I, and we met at the place where we parted in a few days; and soon afterwards left Pate to return to the Indies, and in nine-and-twenty days arrived at the famous fortress of Diou.
The king's letter was written in blue characters upon a rare and precious skin of yellowish colour, and these were the words of it: "The King of the Indies, before whom walk a thousand elephants, who lives in a palace, of which the roof blazes with a hundred thousand rubies, and whose treasure house contains twenty thousand diamond crowns, to the Caliph Haroun al Raschid sends greeting.
A thousand men in cloth of gold, mounted upon richly caparisoned elephants, go before him, and as the procession moves onward the officer who guides his elephant cries aloud, `Behold the mighty monarch, the powerful and valiant Sultan of the Indies, whose palace is covered with a hundred thousand rubies, who possesses twenty thousand diamond crowns.
He was rid of Jacob--he was bound for the Indies, where a gullible princess awaited him.
Mobile gaming has not really been synonymous with art, but the true innovation and creativity has come from the indies.
In her first core chapter, she delineates various reasons for colonization in the Americas: economic, religious, and political expansion as well as easy access to the Indies.
The indies are masters of finding nontraditional ways into the marketplace.
I tell people that if the indies go out of business, the consumers lose because then the corporate stores have total control over pricing,'' Kirk said.
Gerry Hart, founder of the PLUG Music Award, said, "PLUG is a great way to spotlight not only the independent artist making amazing music, but also bring attention to those in the media who play and support the Indies as well.
Corporate control, we've been told, has vastly strengthened the indies, giving them more capital and greater clout with exhibitors--after all, look what Disney's added muscle has done for Miramax.