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Aleutian Islands

plural noun
1.
an archipelago extending SW from the Alaska Peninsula: part of Alaska.
Also called Aleutians.
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  • It acquired the Aleutian Islands, largely in the Asiatic system.

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • It is among the Aleutian Islands that these animals are chiefly taken.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • I am told that we have cousins living down in the Aleutian Islands who are very aristocratic indeed.

  • In the Aleutian Islands, it is said that ‘the invisible souls or shades of the departed wander about among their children.’

    The Ghost World

    T. F. Thiselton (Thomas Firminger Thiselton) Dyer
  • Returning, Behring discovered and named many of the Aleutian Islands and exchanged presents with the friendly natives.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Charges of the gravest nature have been made against men of high position who spend much time in the Aleutian Islands.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The summer voyage out among the Aleutian Islands is lovely beyond all description.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The welcome they received when they returned to their regular run among the Aleutian Islands is still described by the settlers.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Bering was forced by adverse conditions to return quickly, and discovered some of the Aleutian Islands on his way back.

British Dictionary definitions for Aleutian Islands

Aleutian Islands

plural noun
1.
a chain of over 150 volcanic islands, extending southwestwards from the Alaska Peninsula between the N Pacific and the Bering Sea
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Aleutian Islands in Culture
Aleutian Islands [(uh-looh-shuhn)]

Chain of volcanic (see volcano) islands off western Alaska between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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