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[tawrs-houn] /tɔrsˈhaʊn/
a city in and the capital of the Faeroe Islands, in the N Atlantic. Unabridged
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  • I took a photograph at Thorshavn in the Faroes showing a modern whaling-vessel.

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  • The passage was to be made to Thorshavn to bring the Pastor home.

  • But we didn't care, we were going to Thorshavn at last, and there was a good sea.

  • Thorshavn, in Strm, the largest island, is the seat of government.

  • A few hours later we anchored opposite to Thorshavn in the island of Stromo, the capital and chief town of the Faroes.

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  • Hard by the town of Thorshavn, in the Fare islands, a little lad sat one day carving his name on a rock.

  • Thorshavn and Yakutsk are excellent examples of the temperature differences along the same latitude line (see fig. 11).

  • Karl fared forthwith when he was ready, and a fair wind they had, and came to Faroe, and hove into Thorshavn in Stream-isle.

  • The medival bishop for the Faroes had his stool at Kirkeb, on the same island as Thorshavn but a few miles further south.

  • At Thorshavn, too, was played the first half of the delightfully simple 2-Act drama which changed the faith of the archipelago.

British Dictionary definitions for Thorshavn


/Danish ˈtɔːrshaun/
the capital of the Faeroes, a port on the northernmost island. Pop: 17 549 (2004 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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