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Sverdrup

[sver-druh p, sfer-; Norwegian svar-droo p]
noun
  1. Ot·to Neu·mann [awt-toh noi-mahn] /ˈɔt toʊ ˈnɔɪ mɑn/, 1855?–1930, Norwegian explorer of the Arctic.
  2. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Farthest North

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • They were heading straight for Sverdrup, who was now crouching down on the slope.

    Farthest North

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • While this preparation was going on Sverdrup and I went ashore to have a look after reindeer.

    Farthest North

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • It seemed to Sverdrup, who was on deck, the highest that we had seen since we left Norway.

    Farthest North

    Fridtjof Nansen