- a volcano and small island in Indonesia, between Java and Sumatra: violent eruption 1883.
Also Kra·ka·tao, Kra·ka·to·a [krak-uh-toh-uh, krah-kuh-] /ˌkræk əˈtoʊ ə, ˌkrɑ kə-/.
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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.The Organism as a Whole
It is still the remains of the great volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatau, in the Straits of Sunda, eighteen months ago.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water
Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent