[ten-uh-rif, -reef; Spanish te-ne-ree-fe]
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The largest loss of life in any incident was at Tenerife in 1977 when two Boeing 747s collided in fog, killing 583 people.Forty-Five Minutes of Chaos in the Sky
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Weyler, Marquis of Tenerife, is an extraordinary individual.Cuba Past and Present
Santa Cruz in Tenerife, its road, town and harbour described.A Voyage to New Holland
The winds for some days after leaving Tenerife were mostly from the southward.
From this time to our arrival at Tenerife we had moderate weather and winds mostly from the northward.
The next day at nine in the forenoon we saw the island of Tenerife bearing west-south-west half west about twelve leagues distant.
- a Spanish island in the Atlantic, off the NW coast of Africa: the largest of the Canary Islands; volcanic and mountainous; tourism and agriculture. Capital: Santa Cruz. Pop: 778 071 (2002 est). Area: 2058 sq km (795 sq miles)