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Falkland Islands   /fˈɔklənd ˈaɪləndz/   Listen
Falkland Islands

noun
1.
A group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British Crown Colony.






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... ships' bottoms, from all parts of the world; on floating timber; associated with L. anatifera and L. anserifera. Mediterranean. Attached to turtles, in the Atlantic, lat. 30 deg. north. West Indies. Falkland Islands. "South Seas," collected by A. Menzies. Port ...
— A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2) - The Lepadidae; or, Pedunculated Cirripedes • Charles Darwin

... the generally received opinion as to "reversion," Mr. Darwin has shown that it is not all breeds which in a few years revert to the original form; but he has shown no more. Thus, the feral rabbits of Porto Santo, Jamaica, and the Falkland Islands, have not yet so reverted in those several localities.[113] Nevertheless, a Porto Santo rabbit brought to England reverted in a manner the most striking, recovering the proper colour of its fur "in rather less than four years."[114] Again, the white silk fowl, in our climate, "reverts to the ...
— On the Genesis of Species • St. George Mivart

... Between Falkland Islands and the west of Patagonia, we saw great numbers of storm-birds, betokening the neighbourhood of land, and we sailed within speaking distance of a North-American whaler. The dirty ship, and the crew smeared with blubber, had indeed a disgusting appearance; ...
— A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1 • Otto von Kotzebue

... After calling at the Falkland Islands and Staten Island, a course was made for the South Shetlands, which came in sight on ...
— The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 • Roald Amundsen

... would not long transmit their great size and massive limbs, if compelled to live on a cold, damp mountainous region; we have indeed evidence of such deterioration in the horses which have run wild on the Falkland Islands. European dogs in India often fail to transmit their true character. Our sheep in tropical countries lose their wool in a few generations. There seems also to be a close relation between certain peculiar pastures and the inheritance of an ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2) • Charles Darwin



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