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Cunha

[koonyuh] /kunyə/
noun
1.
Tristão da [treesh-toun] /triʃˈtãʊ̃/ (Show IPA), 1460–1540? Portuguese navigator and explorer.
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  • They were no doubt making for Tristo da Cunha, which lies at a distance of about 400 miles in that direction.

  • For this important office the king first selected Tristo da Cunha, a daring and skilful commander and navigator.

    Rulers of India: Albuquerque Henry Morse Stephens
  • The island of Tristan da Cunha was sighted, looming in the evening light like some huge monster rising out of the ocean.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
  • Tristo da Cunha was before all things an explorer; his hope was to discover fresh countries for his royal master.

    Rulers of India: Albuquerque Henry Morse Stephens

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