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Sandwich Islands


plural noun

  1. the former name of Hawaii

Example Sentences Including 'Sandwich Islands'

Away here to the north are the Sandwich Islands and down here Tahiti... the Society Islands.
Holt, Victoria The Road to Paradise Island
Captain Cook had been clubbed to death when he went to the Sandwich Islands to recover a stolen boat.
Holt, Victoria The Road to Paradise Island
Mr Donald Lamont, to be Governor to the Falkland Islands, and Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Independent (1999)
Some 800 miles to the south-east of the Falklands lies South Georgia, and 460 miles further out, the South Sandwich Islands.
Thatcher, Margaret The Downing Street Years


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