Virgin Islands

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Usage

In literature:

Look at my sand islands, virgin from the foot of man, the home of sea-gulls, the islands of a day.
"The Vanished Messenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Ahead of them a low cloud showed on the horizon, which Cahusac pronounced one of the northernmost of the Virgin Islands.
"Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini
VIRGIN ISLANDS (45), a group of islands in the West Indies, few of them of any size, belonging partly to Denmark, Britain, and Spain.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
And he, the grand-father of the Pandavas, was born in an island of the Yamuna, of the virgin Kali by Sakti's son, Parasara.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
I want one who knows the Virgin Islands well, and also the coast of San Domingo.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
A Danish buccaneer, who afterwards became Governor of the Danish island of St. Thomas, one of the Virgin Islands.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
Virgin Islands 1666-1672 Settlement and conquest.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
That year a company of Danes under Erik Smidt landed at St. Thomas and made the first Danish settlement in the Virgin Islands.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
The first effort of the author is to give a short sketch of the history of the Virgin Islands.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
I found that we were in the latitude of the Virgin Islands, still a long way from Guadaloupe.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
This collection of islands was called the Archipelago of the Eleven Thousand Virgins.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Blanco, Virgin Islands, 294, 310.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
You met them through Dr. Ernst while you were in the Virgin Islands.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Two husky Virgin Islanders hauled the ship higher onto the beach, and the Spindrifters climbed out.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Only once before had he flown so far over water, and then only to the Virgin Islands.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
They pictured to themselves the romance of arriving on a distant island, struggling with wild beasts and subjugating the virgin soil.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
There are also records from Cuba and the Virgin Islands.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
Where are the Virgin Islands?
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
The island of St. Lucia had its name from the day, dedicated to the virgin martyr St. Lucia, on which it was discovered.
"An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies, in the Year 1794," by Cooper Willyams
Near the southern mouth of the Rhine and the Scheldt there are seven islands, named after Frya's seven virgins of the week.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

The Lion, at the Virgin's feet
Crouches, and lays his mighty paw
Into her lap!β€”an emblem meet
Of England's Queen and English law:β€”
Queen, that hath made her Islands free!
Law, that holds out its shield to me!
"The Fugitive Slave's Apostrophe To The North Star" by John Pierpont

In news:

US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.
Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center.
10 states, Virgin Islands affected.
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's basketball defeated Hampton , 70-59, in the final game of the Paradise Jam in the US Virgin Islands on Saturday.
"I don't really have any comment on it," UConn athletic director Warde Manuel said Monday on the Virgin Islands, where the UConn men played New Mexico.
ST THOMAS, Virgin Islands – Four games into the season, and nobody has come within 30 points of Connecticut.
In 2008, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) began to explore rehabilitation or replacement of a 24-in.
A collection of news and information related to University of the Virgin Islands published by this site and its partners.
Flames destroyed a 150-year-old building Friday, in the third fire this year in the historic district of Charlotte Amalie, the US Virgin Islands' capital.
Destinations / US Virgin Islands .
Virgin Islands Travel Guide.
News from US Virgin Islands .
Find US Virgin Islands Hotels.
St John, US Virgin Islands .
Virgin Islands National Park.
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