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[nawr-dn-shohld, -shuh ld; Swedish noor-duh n-shœld] /ˈnɔr dnˌʃoʊld, -ʃəld; Swedish ˈnur dənˌʃœld/
Baron Nils Adolf Erik
[nils ah-dawlf ey-rik] /nɪls ˈɑ dɔlf ˈeɪ rɪk/ (Show IPA),
1832–1901, Swedish arctic explorer, geographer, and geologist; born in Finland.
his nephew, Nils Otto Gustaf
[nils awt-too goo s-tahv] /nɪls ˈɔt tʊ ˈgʊs tɑv/ (Show IPA),
1869–1928, Swedish arctic and antarctic explorer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Our approximate position is forty miles east-north-east of nordenskjold Ice Tongue.


    Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • nordenskjold was the first navigator to137 double Cape Chelyuskin, the northern cape of Asia.

  • "The morning was so clear and bright that I absolutely do not know with what to compare it," nordenskjold wrote.

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/Swedish ˈnuːrdənʃœld/
Baron Nils Adolf Erik (nils ˈɑːdɔlf ˈeːrik). 1832–1901, Swedish Arctic explorer and geologist, born in Finland. He was the first to navigate the Northeast Passage (1878–79)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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