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Wrangel Island

an island in the Arctic Ocean, off the coast of the extreme NE of Russia: administratively part of Russia; mountainous and mostly tundra. Area: about 7300 sq km (2800 sq miles)
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  • wrangel island again calling Robins; but no one paid any heed.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • We were now in the latitude of wrangel island, but in west longitude 165.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw
  • A boat was then got away, and on the calm bright morning of August 12, 1881, the first landing on wrangel island was accomplished!

  • At this rate we shall be on half rations long before we reach wrangel island.

    A Man's Woman

    Frank Norris
  • I then attempted a southerly march to wrangel island, but found such a course impracticable on account of northerly drift of ice.

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