desert island


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desert island

a small remote tropical island
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didn't go with him on the desert island and take care of him.
The prince became a Giant again, and asked Hadvor to cut the pieces out of his legs for the dogs; but she refused until he told her that Hermod was in a desert island, which she could not reach unless she took the skin off the soles of his feet and made shoes out of that; with these shoes she could travel both on land and sea.
I said it was the sort of thing I had often longed for myself; and we discussed the possibility of our going away, we four, to some handy, well-fitted desert island, and living there in the woods.
Whatever bandits they were that infested this desert island, they were obviously uneasy about their job and very anxious to be quit of it.
Arthur himself had provided the prizes for the men, and Bill was made happy with a splendid pocket-knife, supplied with blades and gimlets enough to make a man at home on a desert island.
At first she would have nothing to do with his wicked scheme, for she was of a good natural disposition; {30} moreover there was a bard with her, to whom Agamemnon had given strict orders on setting out for Troy, that he was to keep guard over his wife; but when heaven had counselled her destruction, Aegisthus carried this bard off to a desert island and left him there for crows and seagulls to batten upon--after which she went willingly enough to the house of Aegisthus.
Everything on earth that we loved had been washed away into the great, infinite, unknown ocean, and here were we marooned upon this desert island of a world, without companions, hopes, or aspirations.
He had lived on a sort of desert island all his life and as he had been the king of it he had made his own manners and had had no one to compare himself with.
Moreover, alone in a desert island would she have been wretched at what had happened to her?
No shipwrecked mariner on a desert island could have welcomed the appearance of a sail with greater enthusiasm.
I might have imagined myself arrived on a desert island.
If Sergeant Cuff had found himself, at that moment, transported to a desert island, without a man Friday to keep him company, or a ship to take him off-- he would have found himself exactly where I wished him to be!