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Nordenskjöld

[nawr-dn-shohld, -shuh ld; Swedish noor-duh n-shœld] /ˈnɔr dnˌʃoʊld, -ʃəld; Swedish ˈnur dənˌʃœld/
noun
1.
Baron Nils Adolf Erik
[nils ah-dawlf ey-rik] /nɪls ˈɑ dɔlf ˈeɪ rɪk/ (Show IPA),
1832–1901, Swedish arctic explorer, geographer, and geologist; born in Finland.
2.
his nephew, Nils Otto Gustaf
[nils awt-too goo s-tahv] /nɪls ˈɔt tʊ ˈgʊs tɑv/ (Show IPA),
1869–1928, Swedish arctic and antarctic explorer.
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  • nordenskjold was the first navigator to137 double Cape Chelyuskin, the northern cape of Asia.

  • Our approximate position is forty miles east-north-east of nordenskjold Ice Tongue.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • "The morning was so clear and bright that I absolutely do not know with what to compare it," nordenskjold wrote.

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Nordenskjöld

/Swedish ˈnuːrdənʃœld/
noun
1.
Baron Nils Adolf Erik (nils ˈɑːdɔlf ˈeːrik). 1832–1901, Swedish Arctic explorer and geologist, born in Finland. He was the first to navigate the Northeast Passage (1878–79)
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