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Thousand Islands

plural noun
1.
a group of about 1500 islands in S Canada and the N United States, in the St. Lawrence River at the outlet of Lake Ontario: summer resorts.
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  • “I shall see you in a fortnight at the Thousand Islands,” he assured her, and shook hands again.

  • It was true, Chess was looking forward to taking a vacation at the Thousand Islands with his family.

  • And above Winona you'll have lovely prairies; and then come the Thousand Islands, too beautiful for anything; green?

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • When we were abreast of the Thousand Islands, Mr. Bogardus and the pilot made another attempt to escape, and got fairly off.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • You must have been bewitched, either by Quebec or the Thousand Islands, to have been so long on the way.

    Down the River to the Sea Agnes Maule Machar
British Dictionary definitions for Thousand Islands

Thousand Islands

plural noun
1.
a group of about 1500 islands between the US and Canada, in the upper St Lawrence River: administratively divided between the two countries
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