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Pribilof Islands

[prib-uh-lawf, -lof] /ˈprɪb əˌlɔf, -ˌlɒf/
plural noun
a group of islands in the Bering Sea, SW of Alaska, and belonging to the U.S.: the breeding ground of fur seals. Unabridged
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  • For many years the Pribilof Islands produced practically all the seal-pelts used in the manufacture of seal-fur garments.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • And away to the south and west are immense forests, mines of copper, and the Pribilof Islands, the home of the fur-seal.

    The Land of Nome Lanier McKee
  • When the mothers are killed the young ones, left in the rookeries upon the Pribilof Islands, soon die of starvation.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
  • The destruction of the Pribilof Islands fur seals by pelagic sealing still continues.

  • The fur seal, although widely distributed throughout the country, has but one breeding place,—the Pribilof Islands.

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
  • In 1896 over 16,000 young seals were found dead from starvation on the Pribilof Islands.

  • It occurs regularly, sometimes abundantly, on the Pribilof Islands in the fall.

  • In this lease provision was made for the support and education of the Aleutians on the Pribilof Islands.

    North America Israel C. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for Pribilof Islands

Pribilof Islands

plural noun
a group of islands in the Bering Sea, off SW Alaska, belonging to the US: the breeding ground of the northern fur seal. Area: about 168 sq km (65 sq miles) Also called Fur Seal Islands
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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