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Cape Verde   /keɪp vˈərdi/   Listen
Cape Verde

An island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal.  Synonym: Republic of Cape Verde.

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"Cape Verde" Quotes from Famous Books

... immediately applied to Pope Alexander VI for confirmation in the new-found territories. Acting on the suggestion of Columbus that the line of Spanish influence be drawn one hundred leagues west of any of the Cape Verde Islands or of the Azores, the pope, with magnificent self-assurance, issued a bull, Inter caetera divinae, [Sidenote: May 4, 1493] of his own mere liberality and in virtue of the authority of Peter, conferring on Castile forever ...
— The Age of the Reformation • Preserved Smith

... the Beagle; how for five years he studied with wonderful vigour and acuteness the problems of life as revealed on land and at sea—among volcanoes and coral reefs, in forests and on the sands, from the tropics to the arctic regions; how, in the Cape Verde and the Galapagos Islands, and in Brazil, Patagonia, and Australia he interrogated Nature with matchless persistency and skill; how he returned unheralded, quietly settled down to his work, and soon set the world thinking over its first ...
— History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom • Andrew Dickson White

Words linked to "Cape Verde" :   Cape Verde escudo, Praia, land, Cidade de Praia, country, Cape Verde Islands, state, Cape Verde monetary unit, capital of Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde

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