Staffa from the Old Norse for stave or pillar island, is an island of the Inner Hebrides in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The Vikings gave it this name as its columnar basalt reminded them of their houses, which were built from vertically placed tree-logs.
- also known as 斯塔法岛, Стаффа
- part of Inner Hebrides
"Staffa" is a book by Donald B. MacCulloch.
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An original collection of the poems of Ossian, Orrann, Ulin and other bards, collected and ed. by H. and J. M'Callum (1816)
by Ossian, Orrann
Staffa is a very small island, rendered remarkable by its caverns and basaltic columns, which, by naturalists, have been supposed to be more grand than similar objects in any part of the world. This island is about fifteen miles west from Mull, ...
Geological Landscapes of Britain (2010)
by Julian Ashbourn
Staffa is an interesting island among several interesting islands. Indeed, together, the north western isles of Scotland contain a wealth of geological textures and formations which tell us a great deal about the history of the region and its ...
A year in Europe (1905)
by Walter William Moore
Staffa means the "isle of columns." It is of the same columnar basaltic formation as the Giant's Causeway in the north of Ireland, and was produced by the same outpouring of lava that formed the Irish Causeway. We climbed along the irregular ...
Little Journeys to Scotland and Ireland (1901)
For Intermediate and Upper Grades by Clara E. Whitcomb, Marian Minnie George
The word Staffa means island of pillars. We come to see the celebrated Fingal's Cave. According to the legend, Fingal's Cave is the other end of the Giant's Causeway in Ireland. Two giants were to fight each other, and by this test of strength ...
Gallery of Nature and Art, Or a Tour Through Creation and Science (1815)
Illustrated with 100 Plates by E. Polehamton
A man standing erect suffers nothing from it; as the mephitic vapour rises only to a — , » Staffa is a genuine mass of basaltes, or Giant's Causeway; but in mo9t respects superior to the Irish in grandeur. The name is Norwegian ; and most ...
The gallery of nature and art; or a tour through creation and science ... (1821)
by Edward Polehampton, John M. Good
A man standing erect suffers nothing from it ; as the mephitic vapour rises only to a * Staffa is a genuine mass of basaltes, or Giant,s Causeway ; but in most respects superior to the Irish in grandeur. The name is Norwegian ; and most properly ...
Mauchline Ware (2004)
by John Baker
Staffa is a small island now under the aegis of the National Trust for Scotland. It lies some 6 miles (10 km) west of the Isle of Mull and is best known for Fingal's Cave. Introduction Some 11 miles (18 km) inland from the Scottish coastal resort of ...
The Friend (1834)
Staffa is a very small island, scarcely a mile in length from north to snuth, and about half that extent at its greatest breadth from east to west. Although one of the most wonderful natural curiosities in the world, and lying so near our own shores, ...
WINTON'S CUMULATIVE LOOSE-LEAF ENCYCLOPEDIA (1921)
Staffa. Staggers. oral of two aids, ranking as lieutenants. The army of the United States, as recently reorganized, is under the command of a general staff, the Chief of Staff being Major General Leonard Wood. The staff of the British army ...
The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)
A Library of Universal Knowledge
STAFFA, staf'a, Scotland, a small island of the inner Hebrides, situated seven miles west of Mull. It is celebrated for its basaltic pillars and natural caves, the most noted of which is Fingal's Cave. The island, which is one-half mile in diameter, ...
Winston's cumulative ... encyclopedia (1918)
a comprehensive reference book by Charles Morris
Staffa. Staggers. eral of two aids, ranking as lieutenants. The army of the United States, as recently reorganized, is under tho command of a general staff, the Chief of Staff being Major General Leonard Wood. The staff of the British army ...
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