or Far·oe Is·lands
- a group of 21 islands in the N Atlantic between Great Britain and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having extensive home rule. 540 sq. mi. (1400 sq. km). Capital: Torshavn.
Also called Faer·oes, Faroes.Danish Faer·ö·er·ne [fer-œ-er-nuh] /fɛrˈœ ɛr nə/.
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Examples from the Web for faroes
They were quite won over by this lively priest from the Faroes.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)
I took a photograph at Thorshavn in the Faroes showing a modern whaling-vessel.Across Iceland
Damn it all, is the fellow going to escort us in to the Faroes?
But they had richer fields of enterprise than Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroes.Lectures Delivered in America in 1874
In the Faroes, they tar the ropes excessively; they are absolutely polished with tar.The Art of Travel
- a variant spelling of Faeroes
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