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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Azores

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i. e . Hawk Islands, a group of nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic, 800 m. W. of Portugal, and forming a province of it; are in general mountainous; covered with orange groves, of which the chief are St. Michael's and Fayal; and 900 m. W. of it, in the latitude of Lisbon; the climate is mild, and good for pulmonary complaints; they were known to the Carthaginian mariners, but fell out of the map of Europe till rediscovered in 1431.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Azores'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/a/azores.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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