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Sverdrup

[sver-druh p, sfer-; Norwegian svar-droo p] /ˈsvɛr drəp, ˈsfɛr-; Norwegian ˈsvær drʊp/
noun
1.
Otto Neumann
[awt-toh noi-mahn] /ˈɔt toʊ ˈnɔɪ mɑn/ (Show IPA),
1855?–1930, Norwegian explorer of the Arctic.
2.
Also called Sverdrup Islands. a group of islands in the N Northwest Territories of Canada, in the Arctic, W of Ellesmere Island: named after Otto Neumann Sverdrup.
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  • In front of Sverdrup was a large flock of geese, near the mouth of the stream, close down by the shore.

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  • They were heading straight for Sverdrup, who was now crouching down on the slope.

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  • Sverdrup and I had a good snow-shoeing trip to-day, to the north and west.

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  • It seemed to Sverdrup, who was on deck, the highest that we had seen since we left Norway.

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  • All preparations being now made, Nansen and Sverdrup set off on their adventurous journey.

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  • While this preparation was going on Sverdrup and I went ashore to have a look after reindeer.

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  • One was from Nansen to Gamel, who had equipped the expedition; the other from Sverdrup to his father.

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  • I knew there must be something there, and went off with a revolver, Sverdrup following with one also.

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  • Sverdrup busied himself in making sleeping-bags and many other things.

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  • I then went down and had a pipe and a pleasant chat with Sverdrup in his cabin.

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