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Historical Examples of heligoland

  • The red cliffs of Heligoland had long since disappeared in the distance.

  • I had drawn a bill at Heligoland, so that we were in no want of money, and we set off on our expedition.

    Percival Keene

    Frederick Marryat

  • What in the name of the howling hoptoads of Heligoland is—is—OW!

    The Shriek

    Charles Somerville

  • My orders were to work between Heligoland and the mouth of the Elbe.

  • I daresay you will write some new tunes and go to play them in Heligoland in the autumn.

    Dodo Wonders

    E. F. Benson

British Dictionary definitions for heligoland



a small island in the North Sea, one of the North Frisian Islands, separated from the coast of NW Germany by the Heligoland Bight : administratively part of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein: a large island in early medieval times, now eroded to an area of about 150 hectares (380 acres); ceded by Britain to Germany in 1890 in exchange for ZanzibarGerman name: Helgoland
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