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Leeward Islands   /lˈiwərd ˈaɪləndz/   Listen
Leeward Islands

A group of islands in the eastern West Indies.

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"Leeward Islands" Quotes from Famous Books

... on the 29th of November, touched at Madeira to take in wine and other stores in which that bounteous isle is prolific, and after a tranquil voyage reached Barbados on the 27th of February. We proceeded to Mevis and the Leeward Islands, and steering our course thence to the continent, made the highland of St. Martha, and so to Cartagena, where we obliged the governor to deliver up two or three English merchant ships which they had seized at the ...
— Humphrey Bold - A Story of the Times of Benbow • Herbert Strang

... two years after, Spring appeared; while Autumn, in 1730, completed the Seasons. The Castle of Indolence— a poem in the Spenserian stanza— appeared in 1748. In the same year he was appointed Surveyor-General of the Leeward Islands, though he never visited the scene of his duty, but had his work done by deputy. He died at Kew in ...
— A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2) • John Miller Dow Meiklejohn

... this Subject, I cannot forbear mentioning a Story which I have lately heard, and which is so well attested, that I have no manner of Reason to suspect the Truth of it. I may call it a kind of wild Tragedy that passed about twelve Years ago at St. Christopher's, one of our British Leeward Islands. The Negroes who were the persons concerned in it, were all of them the Slaves of a Gentleman who is ...
— The Spectator, Volume 2. • Addison and Steele

Words linked to "Leeward Islands" :   Saint Martin, St. Martin, Caribees, St. Christopher-Nevis, Guadeloupe, archipelago, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Lesser Antilles, Saint Maarten, St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis

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