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East Cape

noun

Dezhnev

[dezh-nef, -nee-awf; Russian dyi-zhnyawf] /ˈdɛʒ nɛf, -niˌɔf; Russian dyɪˈʒnyɔf/
noun
1.
Cape, a cape in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, on the Bering Strait: the northeasternmost point of Asia.
Also called East Cape.
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  • East Cape consists of a few walrus-hide huts which cling like limpets to the face of a cliff overhanging the Straits.

  • While at the village at East Cape Johnny had made good use of his time.

    Triple Spies Roy J. Snell
  • Indeed, the primitive man may be seen at East Cape almost as he was thousands of years ago.

  • It was afterwards ascertained that we were distant from East Cape about two hundred and fifty miles.

    The Arctic Whaleman Lewis Holmes
  • The Mayri left us that day, to visit the teachers at East Cape.

    Adventures in New Guinea James Chalmers
  • Having arrived at East Cape, we were received by the natives with the most cordial welcome.

    The Arctic Whaleman Lewis Holmes
  • We never learned that the natives north of East Cape ever attempted to plant any seed, or to raise any kind of vegetables.

    The Arctic Whaleman Lewis Holmes
  • This corresponds with a bay some miles further north, and about forty miles from the East Cape.

    John Rutherford, the White Chief George Lillie Craik
  • A very singular use of roto (or ro) may be found in the neighbourhood of the East Cape: e. g.

  • Evolution and development, with the exception of firearms, seem to have halted at East Cape.

British Dictionary definitions for East Cape

East Cape

noun
1.
the easternmost point of New Guinea, on Milne Bay
2.
the easternmost point of New Zealand, on North Island
3.
the former name for Cape Dezhnev

Dezhnev

/Russian dɪʒˈnjɔf/
noun
1.
Cape Dezhnev, a cape in NE Russia at the E end of Chukchi Peninsula: the northeasternmost point of Asia Former name East Cape
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