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Marie Galante

[French ma-ree ga-lahnt] /French ma ri gaˈlɑ̃t/
noun
1.
an island in the E West Indies: a dependency of Guadeloupe. 58 sq. mi. (150 sq. km).
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  • Marie Galante is a harsh cotton of the Peruvian or Brazilian type.

  • They were picked up by a fishing smack from Marie Galante and landed there.

    The Heart of a Woman Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • They had little or no money, and how they lived I don't know, but they stayed in Marie Galante for some time.

    The Heart of a Woman Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • Norris had given orders to return to the Marie Galante, and the rest of us were sullenly making ready to start the back trail.

    The Long Voyage Carl Richard Jacobi
  • All the way back to the Marie Galante, I sought to soothe him, but he was a man possessed.

    The Long Voyage Carl Richard Jacobi
British Dictionary definitions for Marie Galante

Marie Galante

/French mari ɡalɑ̃t/
noun
1.
an island in the E Caribbean southeast of Guadeloupe, of which it is a dependency. Chief town: Grand Bourg. Pop: 12 488 (1999). Area: 155 sq km (60 sq miles)
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