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archipelago

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Definition a group of many islands in a large body of water
  • The archipelago is 300 miles from Argentina.
  • Miraculously it survives the humidity and our moves, with only a few unwarranted archipelagos of gray mold dotting its oceans.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He had lately made a voyage to the Indian Archipelago.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Consider: The greentime, the noontime of the archipelago.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • They would emerge a short distance away, sometimes three or four of them, a short-lived archipelago of volcanic islands.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Sakena runs an archipelago of fixed and mobile health clinics, which offer Afghans family planning services and free condoms.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • She's exactly my height and smells of liquid detergent and has tiny beautiful moles on her neck, an archipelago leading down into her clothes.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • From time to time he had had a few poems and sketches of the archipelago published in a national journal.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Deep in Madame's voice, Marie-Laure hears water: atolls and archipelagoes and lagoons and fiords.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • They travelled in the Archipelago together and separately, collecting insects and birds, for four years or more.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • It was the aural equivalent of an island archipelago seen from the air , a chain of low humps broken by broad swaths of blue.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Here, we are strewn about in the lengthy expanse of an archipelago, too far to call one another, too far to see.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • The boys stripped to their underwear and set out for a narrow archipelago of rocks.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • At dark passed into Archipelago.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • She has explored seas and archipelagoes which had no chart, where no Cook or Vancouver had ever sailed.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The boat zipped and skipped across the sea, the sea that lay between the main islands of the only archipelago of any useful size on the whole planet.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Now the innumerable archipelago had been threaded, and he stood, firm-planted, upon the unknown but waiting continent.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • "The Archipelago," John said, his voice muted with a mix of disbelief and wonder.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • The Seses are a low-lying forested archipelago in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria, an easy boat ride from Entebbe.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The mansions South of Broad Street form a magnificent archipelago of exclusion.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline

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