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Pleasant Island

noun
1.
former name of Nauru.
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  • This is Pleasant Island Bill, a merry good-for-nothing, with a warm heart and unlimited capacity for whisky.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • Pleasant Island was the scene of one of Stickeen's many escapades.

    Alaska Days with John Muir Samuel Hall Young
  • The master and owner of the cutter was a German trader living on Pleasant Island.

    Edward Barry Louis Becke
  • During the time we spent at Pleasant Island every precaution was taken against a surprise.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • You can ask the white men from Pleasant Island if I am not a man of my word.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • Their hair, Pleasant Island fashion, hung down straight upon their backs, and was carefully oiled and combed.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • This seemed a Pleasant Island, and a good place for refreshment, if any proper place could be found for anchoring.

  • We sighted Pleasant Island just before dark, and at half-past eight we could see the lights of the native villages on the shore.

    Edward Barry Louis Becke
  • Barbadoes is the most Pleasant Island in the Antilles; to sail round its green fringe of coral sea is simply charming.

    Voyage of the Liberdade Captain Joshua Slocum
  • Many a happy day have I spent, sailing round the pretty shores of this Pleasant Island.

    Cuba Past and Present Richard Davey
British Dictionary definitions for Pleasant Island

Pleasant Island

noun
1.
the former name of Nauru
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