Definition of Faeroes
1. Noun. A self-governing colony that is a possession of Denmark in the Faroe Islands.
2. Noun. A group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands.
Terms within: Thorshavn
Group relationships: Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean
Generic synonyms: Island
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Literary usage of Faeroes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bathymetrical Features of the North Polar Seas: With a Discussion of the by Fridtjof Nansen (1904)
"It might however, be possible, that during the glacial periods the sea-level stood rather lower on the Faeroes than in Norway. It is for instance probable, ..."
2. Scandinavian Folk-lore: Illustrations of the Traditional Beliefs of the by William Alexander Craigie (1896)
"Dwarfs in the Faeroes. DWARFS are short and thick ; beardless, but not at all ugly. They live in large stones or in mounds at the bottom of high rocks ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"History,—The early history of the Faeroes is not clear. ... The Faeroes then already bore their name of Sheep Islands, as these animals had been found to ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1922)
"The Faeroes are now reckoned as an integral part of Denmark, ... The capital town of the Faeroes is Thorshavn. Of late, there has arisen upon the Faeroes a ..."