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South Seas,

name given by early explorers to the whole of the Pacific Ocean. In recent times the name has been used to mean only the central Pacific, the S Pacific, and the SW Pacific. More particularly it is applied to the South Sea Islands (see OceaniaOceania
or Oceanica
, collective name for the approximately 25,000 islands of the Pacific, usually excluding such nontropical areas as the Ryukyu and Aleutian islands and Japan, as well as Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines, whose populations are more closely
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) and the waters about them.
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Such a place is South Seas Plantation, repeatedly recognized by publications including Better Homes and Gardens, USA Today and Family Circle as one of the best family beach resorts in the country.
John Wiltshire, the story's narrator and protagonist, is a white trader on the exotic island of Falesa in the South Seas. He is befriended by Case, a fellow trader who persuades him to marry the native Uma.
"Kava is the official inebriating beverage of the South Seas," adds Mark Blumenthal, executive director of the American Botanical Council in Austin, Texas.
Businesswoman, civic leader, Mormon Church stalwart, and producer/director of a South Seas revue, 54-year-old Soukop is a 20th century renaissance woman.
Both The Pearl Lagoon, adventures in the South Seas, and Picaro, a novel about two brothers in Guadaloupe whose destinies were bound up with airplanes, appeared in 1924.
On December 31, 2018, two improvised explosive device (IED) were found in the South Seas Mall in Cotabato.
The explosion that ripped through several stalls in front of the South Seas mall in Cotabato City, also left two people dead.
The son of Fastnet Rock, partowned by trainer William Haggas's father-in-law Lester Piggott and Coolmore, was a best-priced 3-1 for his potential clash with Syphax and South Seas in Newcastle's PS100,000 32Red Burradon Conditions Stakes - but Haggas has instead opted for a fact-finding mission over the Guineas course and distance.
Andrew Balding is contemplating stepping the unbeaten South Seas up in both trip and class for next month's Solario Stakes at Sandown.
The newly discovered phenomenon over the South Seas boosts ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the future climate of the Earth - also because of rising air pollution in South East Asia.
Geary editor; FROM THE SOUTH SEAS: OCEANIC ART IN THE TEEL COLLECTION; MFA Publications (Special Note) $0.00 ISBN: 9780878466979
Compiled, organized, and edited by Christraud Geary (Curator of African and Oceanic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), From The South Seas: Oceanic Art In The Teel Collection showcases some 80 Oceanic works of art, each of which is superbly illustrated through full-color photography with an accompanying text describing the object's form and function.

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