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Little America

noun
1.
a base in the Antarctic, on the Bay of Whales, S of the Ross Sea: established by Adm. Richard E. Byrd of the U.S. Navy in 1929; used for later Antarctic expeditions.
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  • Tshikapa, which means "belt," is a Little America in every sense.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The craft had left Little America just before three oclock in the afternoon.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • It is the capital of Little America in the jungle and therefore became the objective of the second stage of my Congo journey.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • At a little after ten the next morning they sped wearily into camp at Little America.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
British Dictionary definitions for Little America

Little America

noun
1.
originally the chief US base in the Antarctic, on the Ross Ice Shelf: first established by Admiral Richard E. Byrd (1928); used for polar exploration. It closed in the 1960s
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