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Archipelago

(ärkĭpĕl`əgō) [Ital., from Gr.,=chief sea], ancient name of the Aegean SeaAegean Sea,
Gr. Aigaion Pelagos, Turkish Ege Denizi, arm of the Mediterranean Sea, c.400 mi (640 km) long and 200 mi (320 km) wide, off SE Europe between Greece and Turkey; Crete and Rhodes mark its southern limit.
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, later applied to the numerous islands it contains. The word now designates any cluster of islands.

archipelago

[‚är·kə′pel·ə‚gō]
(geography)
A large group of islands.
A sea that has a large group of islands within it.

archipelago

1. a group of islands
2. a sea studded with islands
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06) suffered an agonising defeat for the second time in just over a week as she made every yard in the 1m1f handicap at Hamilton until the final 20, when Archipeligo (90) popped up.
Archipeligo trailed in fifth in the next race after being backed to 5-4 favourite from a morning 9-4, and 17-race maiden Lions Charge was well beaten after going off 2-1 favourite from a morning 4-1 in the first division of the 1m1/2f Class 6 handicap.
But further inspection reveals there may be a few decent bets along the way, starting with Archipeligo, who is chasing a Dunstall Park hat-trick in the 32Red Handicap (1.