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Grand Turk

noun
1.
an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands of the West Indies. 7 miles (11 km) long.
2.
capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, on Grand Turk.

Turks and Caicos Islands

[turks; kahy-kohs, key-] /tɜrks; ˈkaɪ koʊs, ˈkeɪ-/
plural noun
1.
two groups of islands in the SE Bahamas: British crown colonies. About 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km).
Capital: Grand Turk.
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  • Who shall blame me if I appeal, not only to the Grand Turk, but to the very devil himself?'

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • I knew he would explain to you what it means to be the son of the Grand Turk.

  • A mans head doesnt look like that when it is cut off, said the Grand Turk contemptuously.

    The Mintage Elbert Hubbard
  • But we women are all alike in one thing, we are all fatalists, like the Grand Turk.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • When the boats got back to the frigate, Ben found that the captain of one of the whalers, the Grand Turk, was on board.

    Ben Hadden W.H.G. Kingston
  • The Viceroy aims at being nominally, as he is really, the Grand Turk.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • That is as much as to say that you like me three days a week, and the rest of the time I mean as little to you as the Grand Turk!

  • Sometimes he was Jackson an' sometimes he was the Grand Turk.

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • To begin with the Grand Turk: he orders every head that he dislikes struck off, and can very rarely preserve his own.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • There was the Grand Turk, resplendent in his sable and cloth of gold.

    A Book of Quaker Saints Lucy Violet Hodgkin
British Dictionary definitions for Grand Turk

Turks and Caicos Islands

plural noun
1.
a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, southeast of the Bahamas: consists of the eight Turks Islands, separated by the Turks Island Passage from the Caicos group, which has six main islands. Capital: Grand Turk. Pop: 47 754 (2013 est). Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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