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the most easterly of the Canary Islands; mountainous, with a volcanic landscape; tourism, fishing. Pop: 109 942 (2002 est). Area: 795 sq km (307 sq miles)
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  • The Governor of lanzarote continued to be in a craven state of anxiety, and would not hear of trading.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • It was employed by the aborigines on lanzarote (Canary Islands).

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • He was delayed by a mutiny off the coast of Spain, but reached the island of lanzarote in July.

  • Here, as at lanzarote, they were taken for Algerines, and the guns on the rocks began to fire at them.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • The red sunset shone behind lanzarote's broken hills, and the Trade-wind had, for an hour or two, dropped to a light breeze.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • The rudder of the Pinta was shipped and secured, and they proceeded on a course for the island of lanzarote, one of the Canaries.

  • Kit began to think about the good bishop who used all his fortune to send the people of lanzarote water.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • The highest peak reaches 2500 ft. In external appearance, climate and productions, Fuerteventura greatly resembles lanzarote.

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