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[sver-druh p, sfer-; Norwegian svar-droo p] /ˈsvɛr drəp, ˈsfɛr-; Norwegian ˈsvær drʊp/
Otto Neumann
[awt-toh noi-mahn] /ˈɔt toʊ ˈnɔɪ mɑn/ (Show IPA),
1855?–1930, Norwegian explorer of the Arctic.
Also called Sverdrup Islands. a group of islands in the N Northwest Territories of Canada, in the Arctic, W of Ellesmere Island: named after Otto Neumann Sverdrup. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The sender of the telegram was the captain of the Fram, the brave and faithful Sverdrup.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • They were heading straight for Sverdrup, who was now crouching down on the slope.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • It seemed to Sverdrup, who was on deck, the highest that we had seen since we left Norway.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • Sverdrup sent a ball from the forecastle which put an end to it on the spot.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • While this preparation was going on Sverdrup and I went ashore to have a look after reindeer.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • Jacobsen, Sverdrup, and Mogstad all fired now, and he fell among some hummocks.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • Sverdrup and I got on the top of a high-pressure mound at some distance from here.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • I knew there must be something there, and went off with a revolver, Sverdrup following with one also.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • Sverdrup and I took our guns, let ‘Ulenka’ and ‘Pan’ loose, and set off.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • Sverdrup busied himself in making sleeping-bags and many other things.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen

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