Barents



Willem
[wil-uh m] /ˈwɪl əm/ (Show IPA), died 1597, Dutch navigator and explorer.
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It was not till 1871 that Barents’ old winter quarters on Nova Zembla were discovered.
A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

Barents sailed on along the coast in a northerly direction, and two days afterwards reached the latitude of 75° 54′ north.
The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II A.E. Nordenskieold

This time he steered further east, between those islands and another group named by Barents Nova Zembla.
Days of the Discoverers L. Lamprey

The Arctic voyages of Barents were quickly followed by the establishment of Dutch exploration, 16th-17th centuries.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6 Various

Barents himself seems to have sat in the boat and watched them with intense anxiety.
A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

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    without covering or clothing; naked; nude: bare legs. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls. open to view; unconcealed; undisguised: his bare dislike of neckties. unadorned; bald; plain: the bare facts. (of cloth) napless or threadbare. scarcely or just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities of life. Obsolete. with the head uncovered; bareheaded. to open […]



  • Bares

    without covering or clothing; naked; nude: bare legs. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls. open to view; unconcealed; undisguised: his bare dislike of neckties. unadorned; bald; plain: the bare facts. (of cloth) napless or threadbare. scarcely or just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities of life. Obsolete. with the head uncovered; bareheaded. to open […]

  • Barest

    without covering or clothing; naked; nude: bare legs. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls. open to view; unconcealed; undisguised: his bare dislike of neckties. unadorned; bald; plain: the bare facts. (of cloth) napless or threadbare. scarcely or just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities of life. Obsolete. with the head uncovered; bareheaded. to open […]



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