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[krak-uh-tou, krah-kuh-] /ˌkræk əˈtaʊ, ˌkrɑ kə-/
a volcano and small island in Indonesia, between Java and Sumatra: violent eruption 1883.
Also, Krakatao, Krakatoa
[krak-uh-toh-uh, krah-kuh-] /ˌkræk əˈtoʊ ə, ˌkrɑ kə-/ (Show IPA)
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  • Krakatau shows us an earlier stage and how by simple agencies, continually at work, that stock might be supplied.

    Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others
  • For eight weeks Krakatau blazed and thundered, the explosions being audible at Batavia, eighty miles off.

  • Krakatau, though uninhabited, was the occasional resort of fishermen who plied their calling in the Sunda Straits.

  • In 1883 the small island of Krakatau was destroyed by the most violent volcanic eruption on record.

  • It is still the remains of the great volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatau, in the Straits of Sunda, eighteen months ago.

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