Baffin



William, 1584?–1622, an English navigator who explored arctic North America.
Historical Examples

Baffin further suggested that if there was a Passage it must now be sought by Davis Strait.
A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

The doctor wanted to know if the current existed also in Baffin’s Sea.
The English at the North Pole Jules Verne

Sailing south, but some way from land, a wide opening appeared which answered exactly to the Lancaster Sound of Baffin.
A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

Luck would have it so, or Baffin’s Bay wouldn’t have been closed.
The English at the North Pole Jules Verne

“It is here that the gulf stream meets the cold currents and ice from Baffin’s Bay,” said Kit.
Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens

They crossed on sleds to Baffin Island and in homemade boats to Greenland.
Greener Than You Think Ward Moore

Notes on the mammals of south and central west Baffin Island.
American Weasels E. Raymond Hall

Exploration of the bay, to which his name has been given, by Baffin.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11 Various

The same day they passed an inlet, to which Baffin had given the name of Wolstenholme Sound.
Robert Kerr’s General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18 William Stevenson

The last group of natives belonging to Baffin Land are those of Iglulik.
The Central Eskimo Franz Boas

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    a part of the Arctic Ocean between W Greenland and E Baffin Island. Historical Examples The ocean current which sweeps past this cape, and opens the way to the other side of Baffin Bay, is wonderful. North-Pole Voyages Zachariah Atwell Mudge The whaling in Baffin Bay shows a sudden falling off and it seems that […]

  • Baffin island

    a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean, between Greenland and N Canada. About 1000 miles (1600 km) long; 190,000 sq. mi. (492,000 sq. km). Historical Examples Notes on the mammals of south and central west Baffin Island. American Weasels E. Raymond Hall They crossed on sleds to Baffin Island and in homemade boats to Greenland. […]



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    to strike the ground with a club in making a stroke. a stroke with a club that unduly lofts the ball.

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    confusing or generally unintelligible jargon; gobbledegook: an insurance policy written in bafflegab impenetrable to a lay person. noun The pompous and opaque prose style affected by bureaucrats and certain scholars [coined by Milton Smith of the US Department of Commerce, fr standard baffle and slang gab, first attested in January 1952]



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