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Frisian Islands, low-lying island chain from 3 to 20 mi (5—32 km) ofl the northern
European mainland, extending in an are from near the port of Den Helder (
northwestern Netherlands), eastward along the Dutch and German coasts as far
Gilbert and Ellice Islands 540 jack tar" (H.M.S. Pinafore); bombastic melodrama (
Ruddigore)—but Gilbert's burlesque is so good that it creates its own truth. At his
best, Gilbert's work is often reinforced by a genuine wit and a more ironical ...
-cultural and archaeological importance 10:144b; illus. I42 Hebridae (insect
family): see velvet water bug. Hebrides, The, also known as the WESTERN was,
a famous group of islands off the west (Atlantic) coast of Scotland, extending in
an are ...
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