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Kerguelen Islands

[kur-guh-len, -luh n] /ˈkɜr gəˌlɛn, -lən/
noun
1.
an archipelago in the S Indian Ocean: a possession of France. 2394 sq. mi. (6200 sq. km).
French Kerguélen
[ker-gey-len] /kɛr geɪˈlɛn/ (Show IPA)
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  • Some friend of kerguelen's heard what had passed, and deemed it his duty to inform him.

  • Talked just as though they were on the kerguelen beach hunting for a cave.

    The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • Across kerguelen those words are written to be read by the soul of man.

    The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • I am now at St. Helena, and shall then go to, and finish with, kerguelen's land.

  • Consequently, the land they were approaching could be none other than kerguelen Land.

    The Wreck of the Nancy Bell J. C. Hutcheson
  • Upon reaching the Cape, kerguelen was obliged to put in for forty days.

  • Then, Monsieur le Prince, with his story of desolate kerguelen, completed the feeling.

    The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • The great beach of kerguelen shews above tide mark long stretches where no sand is, only rock.

    The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • The ceaseless activity of old Madame de Warens seemed to have descended on her through the air of kerguelen.

    The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • kerguelen had cleared its face of clouds and the new risen sun was on sea and mountains and land.

    The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
British Dictionary definitions for kerguelen

Kerguelen

/ˈkɜːɡɪlɪn/
noun
1.
an archipelago in the S Indian Ocean: consists of one large volcanic island (Kerguelen or Desolation Island) and 300 small islands; part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories
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