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Roanoke Island

noun

  1. an island off the NE coast of North Carolina, S of Albemarle Sound: site of Raleigh's unsuccessful colonizing attempts 1585, 1587.


Roanoke Island

/ ˈrəʊəˌnəʊk /

noun

  1. an island off the coast of North Carolina: site of the first attempted English settlement in America. Length: 19 km (12 miles). Average width: 5 km (3 miles)


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A large expedition sailed for the new country in the spring of 1585 and a fort was built on Roanoke Island.

The first home of Englishmen was on Roanoke Island, so full of grapes that the very sea overflowed them.

The name of Roanoke Island awakens in the mind of every lover of American history, sentiments of veneration and respect.

The authority of Government was called into action, and Roanoke Island once more felt the tread of armed men.

He reached Roanoke Island August 17, and, landing, visited the point where he had placed the settlement.

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