[sver-druh p, sfer-; Norwegian svar-droo p]
- Ot·to Neu·mann [awt-toh noi-mahn] /ˈɔt toʊ ˈnɔɪ mɑn/, 1855?–1930, Norwegian explorer of the Arctic.
- Also called Sverdrup Islands. a group of islands in the N Northwest Territories of Canada, in the Arctic, W of Ellesmere Island: named after Otto Neumann Sverdrup.
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The sender of the telegram was the captain of the Fram, the brave and faithful Sverdrup.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
Sverdrup sent a ball from the forecastle which put an end to it on the spot.
They were heading straight for Sverdrup, who was now crouching down on the slope.
While this preparation was going on Sverdrup and I went ashore to have a look after reindeer.
It seemed to Sverdrup, who was on deck, the highest that we had seen since we left Norway.