Definition of Alcatras
1. large water birds [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Alcatras
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1. A directory for the navigation of the Pacific ocean by Alexander George Findlay (1851)
"Five or six miles to the West of the alcatras are seven or eight white cliffs by the sea, which are very remarkable, because there are none so white nor so ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1908)
"long experience in the industry, that the useful birds, especially the alcatras, were formerly vastly more abundant than now. Considering the well-known ..."
3. The Map of Africa by Treaty by Edward Hertslet, Great Britain (1894)
"alcatras ISLANDS.—On the 30th November, 1887, the British Government were officially informed that the Governor of Senegal had, on the 4th of that month, ..."
4. The Atlantic Navigator: Being a Nautical Description of the Coasts of France by James Imray and Son (1854)
"... is the rocky bank of alcatras, on which is a small islet 50 feet high, surrounded by breakers, with reefs two miles in extent, both from the NW and SE ..."
5. Description nautique des cotes de l'Afrique occidentale, comprises entre le by Louis-Edouard Bouët-Willaumez (1849)
"Iles alcatras. — Ile du Naufrage. Les alcatras forment un groupe situé dans ... Sur les principales, nommées île du Naufrage et île alcatras, on trouve une ..."
6. Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln and Notes of a Visit to California: Two by Joshua Fry Speed (1884)
"We saw the bay, and visited its islands, alcatras and Angels, ... At alcatras they gave us a dress parade, and every where we were treated with marked ..."
7. Seeing the West: Suggestions for the Westbound Traveller by Kate Ethel Mary Dumbell (1920)
"They are the property of the United States Government. On alcatras is the US Military Prison. A permit is necessary to visit the island ..."
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