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Nansen

[nan-suh n; Norwegian nahn-suh n] /ˈnæn sən; Norwegian ˈnɑn sən/
noun
1.
Fridtjof
[frit-yof] /ˈfrɪt yɒf/ (Show IPA),
1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, zoologist, and statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1922.
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  • "Then we will begin our preparations to-morrow," said Nansen.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • Nansen often made long excursions in front to see where the ice was best.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • Nansen, who is usually extremely fair, has now jet-black hair.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • This journey of Nansen's is a unique feat in the history of Polar travels.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • "High festival in honour of the 80th degree," writes Nansen.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • "The only disagreeable thing to face now is the cold," says Nansen.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • Nansen rushed down, threw off some clothes, and sprang into the water after them.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • Every reader of Nansen's thrilling narrative must have noticed this.

    Of Walks and Walking Tours Arnold Haultain
British Dictionary definitions for Nansen

Nansen

/ˈnænsən/
noun
1.
Fridtjof (ˈfridjɔf). 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, statesman, and scientist. He crossed Greenland (1888–89) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1893–96), attaining a record 86° 14′ N (1895). He was the League of Nations' high commissioner for refugees (1920–22): Nobel peace prize 1922
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