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Treasure Island

noun
1.
(italics) a novel (1883) by R. L. Stevenson.
2.
an artificial island in San Francisco Bay, in W California; naval base.
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  • He read Sally's copy of Treasure Island for about half an hour.

    Dream Town Henry Slesar
  • It has been voted the best story of its kind since Treasure Island.

    The Third Degree

    Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
  • But the adventures of Treasure Island are not yet quite at an end.

    Essays in the Art of Writing Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It will be a frontispiece to Treasure Island and well all be disgraced.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • Treasure Island is playing at the movies, and we liked it a lot.

  • What do you say to a trip to the South Seas and a search for a Treasure Island?

  • My own father, and the way that he had been changed by my disappearance to Treasure Island.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
Treasure Island in Culture

Treasure Island definition


(1883) A novel by Robert Louis Stevenson about a young boy, Jim Hawkins, who joins with two men in hiring a ship to search for buried treasure. Among the ship's crew are the pirate Long John Silver and his men, who are after the treasure for themselves. With considerable pluck, and the aid of his friends, Jim foils their plans and gains the treasure.

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