- a small remote tropical island
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Examples from the Web for desert island
At first the presence and activities of Prue had added a tang of much-needed spice to this desert-island existence.In a Little Town
As long as a desert-island book contains certain ingredients, I do not mind if other superfluous matter creeps in.
I am not saying that a boy would really be happy for long, whether on a desert-island or elsewhere, without his father and mother.