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ISLANDInfarct Size Limitation: Acute N-Acetylcysteine Defense (cardiology)
ISLANDInternet Source for Learning and New Development (web design)
ISLANDInstitute for Sustainable Living and Art Natural Design (Bellaire, MI)
ISLANDInformation Systems for Local Authorities Needs to Face Disaster (various locations)
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On the evening of the 12th of February, the Tonquin anchored in the bay of Karakakooa, in the island of Owyhee.
We passed tolerably near to the Island of Aurou, that at noon looked like a mass of green woods, surmounted by a peak of great height.
This island was at a greater distance than I expected, and I did not reach it in less than five hours.
This island is about twenty miles in length and nearly as many in breadth.
By that time I was very hungry, but after some searching I came upon some eatable herbs, and a spring of clear water, and much refreshed I set out to explore the island.
Their wives never came to the island until late in May or early in June, for they did not care to be torn to pieces; and the young two-, three-, and four-year-old seals who had not begun housekeeping went inland about half a mile through the ranks of the fighters and played about on the sand dunes in droves and legions, and rubbed off every single green thing that grew.
Round Moun Usborne, at a height of from 1000 to 1500 feet above the sea about half of some of the herds are mouse or lead-coloured a tint which is not common in other parts of the island Near Port Pleasant dark brown prevails, whereas south o Choiseul Sound (which almost divides the island into tw parts), white beasts with black heads and feet are the mos common: in all parts black, and some spotted animals ma be observed.
It was the 6th of November, in the sixth year of my reign - or my captivity, which you please - that I set out on this voyage, and I found it much longer than I expected; for though the island itself was not very large, yet when I came to the east side of it, I found a great ledge of rocks lie out about two leagues into the sea, some above water, some under it; and beyond that a shoal of sand, lying dry half a league more, so that I was obliged to go a great way out to sea to double the point.
And presently the Doctor saw the island they had spoken of.
The island of Zanzibar belongs to the Imaum of Muscat, an ally of France and England, and is, undoubtedly, his finest settlement.
A volcanic island, for instance, upheaved and formed at the distance of a few hundreds of miles from a continent, would probably receive from it in the course of time a few colonists, and their descendants, though modified, would still be plainly related by inheritance to the inhabitants of the continent.
Ye wull no be findun' mony Island McGill folk stoppun' un Ameruky?