cape


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Related to cape: Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope
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a strip of land projecting into a body of water

a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

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The 6th of July, about three o'clock in the afternoon, the Abraham Lincoln, at fifteen miles to the south, doubled the solitary island, this lost rock at the extremity of the American continent, to which some Dutch sailors gave the name of their native town, Cape Horn.
Paul and Amsterdam and Cape Otway on the Australian coast.
At length the reflux of the tide, and the springing up of the wind, enabled them to quit their dangerous situation and take shelter in a small bay within Cape Disappointment, where they rode in safety during the residue of a stormy night, and enjoyed a brief interval of refreshing sleep.
It will, therefore, be readily understood that Archibald's inability to do a hole in single figures did not handicap him at Cape Pleasant as it might have done at St.
By the way, her family have taken a cottage at Cape Pleasant for the summer.
Livingstone, in multiplying his fearless explorations from the Cape of Good Hope to the basin of the Zambesi; Captains Burton and Speke, in the discovery of the great interior lakes, have opened three highways to modern civilization.
Being an indifferent fisherman, my enthusiasm for this form of sport soon waned; yet in the absence of other forms of recreation I was now risking my life in an entirely inadequate boat off Cape Farewell at the southernmost extremity of Greenland.
One was an order from his superior to lay off on his present work, and hasten to Cape Town by the first steamer he could get.
The capador stepped to the side, with a twirl of the cape eluding the bull and spreading the cape on his own shoulders.
If we look to the large size and varied stations of New Zealand, extending over 780 miles of latitude, and compare its flowering plants, only 750 in number, with those on an equal area at the Cape of Good Hope or in Australia, we must, I think, admit that something quite independently of any difference in physical conditions has caused so great a difference in number.
Owen, nearest to the Cape Anteater, but in some other respects it approaches to the armadilloes.
But if home be the other kind, let it be wide and long--enter you at the Golden Gate, hang your hat on Hatteras, your cape on Cape Horn and go out by the Labrador.
She got up to rouse herself, and slipped off her plaid and the cape of her warm dress.
My design in this was to make the river Gambia or Senegal, that is to say anywhere about the Cape de Verde, where I was in hopes to meet with some European ship; and if I did not, I knew not what course I had to take, but to seek for the islands, or perish there among the negroes.
On one beautiful Saturday night in this October of 1851, more than one hundred of these vessels could be counted from Markdale Capes.