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Great Bahama

[cf. OED Great prefixed to names to distinguish them from places having identical names with the prefix Little; cf. Great Exuma etc.] n., Obs. the former name of Grand Bahama: 1788 The other more important Islands. . ..Ynagua, Great Bahama, & c. (Schoepf 314). 1920 Justice Joseph E. Adderley at Eight Mile Rocks, Great Bahama (Britton 51). cf. BAHAMA 1

Tags: geography, island, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-19 04:59
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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