an island in the Pacific Ocean, off the W coast of South America: the largest of the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. 2250 sq. mi. (5827 sq. km).
- Albemarle sound
an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, in NE North Carolina. 60 miles (97 km) long. Historical Examples With these two forts the Confederates claimed that they could control the entrance to Albemarle Sound. The Naval History of the United States Willis J. Abbot. In 1667, there were no inhabitants in Carolina south of Albemarle Sound; […]
Isaac [ee-sah-ahk;; English ahy-zuh k] /ˌi sɑˈɑk;; English ˈaɪ zək/ (Show IPA), 1860–1909, Spanish composer and pianist. Historical Examples Yet he is modern, in the sense that he is intellectual and anti-sentimental, as compared with albeniz. The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various Mr. Rubinstein succeeded in making the […]
an inn or hotel. Historical Examples The albergo della Colombina was a great disappointment, for there was nothing there that could be eaten. The Short Works of George Meredith George Meredith They sleep a long night at that albergo—those who ride there as you ride. A Likely Story William De Morgan The restaurant of the […]
a king of the dwarfs, the possessor of the tarnkappe and of the treasure of the Nibelungs. Historical Examples Alberich, in the flush of power, enters, driving before him with brandished whip a host of Nibelungs from the caverns. The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911) Charles Mills Gayley Alberich […]