a volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean between Greenland and Norway: a possession of Norway. 144 sq. mi. (373 sq. km).
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How to use Jan Mayen in a sentence
"I'd rather be lying out on Jan Mayen, shooting seal in forty degrees of frost," said Dirrik, wiping his brow.Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
As for the voyage into the Jan Mayen waters in February, it would be dangerous but by no means impossible.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2) | John Fiske.
An extreme case is represented by the data for Jan Mayen in these tables.
The Jan Mayen data refer really to Gttingen mean time, but this was only twenty-three minutes late on local time.
But, after all, it is not much more surprising than my coming upon fox-tracks out on the ice between Jan Mayen and Spitzbergen.Farthest North | Fridtjof Nansen
British Dictionary definitions for Jan Mayen
an island in the Arctic Ocean, between Greenland and N Norway: volcanic, with large glaciers; former site of Dutch whaling stations; annexed to Norway in 1929. Area: 373 sq km (144 sq miles)
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