- an island in the Azores, in the N Atlantic. 153 sq. mi. (395 sq. km). Capital: Angra do Heroismo.
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It was intended also to take and garrison Terceira, and any others of the Azores.
They missed forty India-men, which escaped into the strong harbour of Terceira.
On the way his brother Paulo died, and was buried at the island of Terceira.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries
It was off the island of Terceira that the Revenge—or what remained of her—came to her end.
Early in the morning the galleons anchored in the roadstead of Terceira.
- an island in the N Atlantic, in the Azores: NATO military air base. Pop: 55 833 (2001). Area: 397 sq km (153 sq miles)
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