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  • noun the Marquesas Islands


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  • The poi-poi of the Marquesas is made from breadfruit.

    Chapter 10 1913

  • The poi-poi of the Marquesas is made from breadfruit.

    Chapter 10 1911

  • The Marquesas are a desolate group of rocky islands lying in the

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2) Willis J. Abbot 1898

  • In very few have missions been ultimately abandoned in consequence of the hostility of the natives in the Eastern Pacific; the Marquesas is the chief exception.

    Ben Hadden or, Do Right Whatever Comes Of It William Henry Giles Kingston 1847

  • It was after the course had been changed and all sail set, and after the Ancient Mariner had privily informed him that Taiohae, in the Marquesas, was their objective, that Daughtry gaily proceeded to shave.

    CHAPTER XIV 2010

  • And the same is true of nearly every work in this show, which spans Gauguin's career from the early days in Paris to Martinique, Brittany, Tahiti, Arles and eventually the Marquesas, where he died of syphilitic heart failure in 1903 at the age of 54.

    Gauguin: Maker of Myth Laura Cumming 2010

  • Dad heard about him in the Marquesas, and so we started.

    Chapter 5 2010

  • Tate Modern even has the carved façade of Maison-du-Jouir, Gauguin's last house in the Marquesas with its lewd, screw-you name intended to affront the local clergy.

    Gauguin: Maker of Myth Laura Cumming 2010

  • Nishikanta openly sneered at Captain Doane and doubted his ability to find the Marquesas.

    CHAPTER XIV 2010

  • Close-hauled on the south-east trades, the Mary Turner began her long slant toward the Marquesas.

    CHAPTER XIV 2010


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