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[tee-mawr, tee-mawr] /ˈti mɔr, tiˈmɔr/
an island in the S part of Indonesia: largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands; E half formerly belonged to Portugal. 13,095 sq. mi. (33,913 sq. km). Unabridged
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  • A breadfruit of Timor weighs half as much more as one of equal size at Otaheite.

  • At last some brackish water was found, and the Roebuck proceeded to Timor.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • This place was called by the natives Sarrett, and was distinct from Timor Land, which was the first place they refreshed at.

  • The south-west half of Timor, and the neighbouring small islands.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • So attentive had they been at Timor to everything that related to us.

  • You were in the island of Timor when you procured the brooch in question.

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British Dictionary definitions for Timor


/ˈtiːmɔː; ˈtaɪ-/
an island in the Malay Archipelago, the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands: the west was a Dutch possession (part of the Dutch East Indies) until 1949, when it became part of Indonesia: the east was held by Portugal until 1975, when it declared independence but was immediately invaded by Indonesia; East Timor finally became an independent state in 2002. Area: 30 775 sq km (11 883 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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