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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.

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"Staffa" is a book by Donald B. MacCulloch.

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Google previewFacts and Inventions (2014)

Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell by James Boswell

Staffa is a small island off the west ...

Google previewThe Gallery of Nature and Art (1818)

Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science by Edward Polehampton, John Mason Good

Staffa is a genuine mass of basaltes, or Giant's Causeway ; but in most respects superior to the Irish in grandcur. The name is Norwegian ; and most properly bestowed on account of its singular simetal/- ; Staffs heing derived from Staf, a staff, ...

Google previewAutumnal rambles among the Scottish mountains or pedestrian tourist's friend, etc (1851)

by Thomas GRIERSON

Staffa is an exception. Though only about two miles in circumference, the pasture seemed tolerable, and there was about a score of small bullocks making the most of it. A wooden ladder and r0 es facilitated our entrance to Fingal's Cave, ...

Google previewSummer in Scotland (1848)

by Jacob Abbott

Staffa is a small island, but high. One end of it is formed of an immense congeries of basaltic columns, rising out of the sea, and supporting a great bed of rock, which is covered above with soil and vegetation. Among these columns is a cavern ...

Google previewTreasury of nature, science, and art, ed. by W. Anderson (1853)

by Treasury

Staffa is a small island of the Hebrides, or western isles of Scotland, celebrated for its basaltic pillars and its caves. It takes its name from a Norse term, meaning staffs or columns. It lies a few miles to the west of Mull, within a sort of bay, formed ...

Google previewAutumnal Rambles Among the Scottish Mountains (1851)

Or, Pedestrian Tourist's Friend by Rev. Thomas Grierson

Staffa is an exception. Though only about two miles in circumference, the pasture seemed tolerable, and there was about a score of small bullocks making the most of it. A wooden ladder and ropes facilitated our entrance to Fingal's Cave, ...

Google previewAustralia and the Islands of the Sea (1899)

by Eva Mary Crosby Kellogg

Staffa is a small basaltic island of the Inner Hebrides, especially noted as the site of Fingal's Cave. Iona, another island of this group, was an ancient seat of the Druids. The cathedral, which is now in ruins, was founded in the thirteenth century.

Google previewElements of composition and rhetoric (1869)

practical, concise, and comprehensive by Simon Kerl

Staffa is a Norwegian word. It signifies staff, prop, or column. It is very properly applied to these remarkable rocks. 16. Calvin was educated for the church. Calvin was born at Noyon. Noyon is in Picardy. Calvin was born in 1509. Calvin was the ...

Google previewThe Cruise of the Betsey; Or, a Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist; Or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland (1859)

by Hugh Miller

Staffa is an object of the greatest beauty and regularity ; the pillars ...

Google previewSchool geography (1858)

by Joseph Guy (of Bristol.)

Staffa is a great natural curiosity for its basaltic columns. — Isla produces lead, copper, and iron. Religion .

Google previewThe Mountain (1872)

by Jules Michelet

* [Staffa is a small island on the Scottish coast,

Google previewTransactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1875)

by Kansas Academy of Science

Staffa is a mile and a half in circumference, and the surface elevated a hundred feet above the sea, is covered with rich grass that supports thirty cattle for the tenants of the Duke of Argyle. We land from the steamer in small boats, at the eastern ...

Google previewLittle 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 ...

Google previewThe World and Its People (1897)

by Larkin Dunton

Staffa is a small basaltic island of the Inner Hebrides, especially noted as the site of Fingal's Cave. Iona, another island of this group, was an ancient seat of the Druids. The cathedral, which is now in ruins, was founded in the thirteenth century.

Google previewGallery 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 most respects superior to the Irish in grandeur. The name is Norwegian ; and most ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

STAFFA, staffa: celebrated island, w. of Scotland, about 7 m. off the w. coast of Mull. It forms an uneven table-land, rising at its highest 144 ft. above sea-level; 14 m. in circumference, oval in shape. In the n.e., in the lee of the prevailing winds, ...

Google previewA dictionary of Lowland Scotch (1888)

with an introductory chapter onthe poetry, humour, and literary history of the Scottish language and an appendix of scottish proverbs by Charles Mackay

Staffa, the name of the well- known island of the West that contains the " cave of Fingal." Colonel Robertson, in " The Gaelic Topography of Scotland," has omitted to give the etymology of the word. Many people suppose it to be English, and ...

Google previewTechnical Dictionary (2013)

Four Languages by Eduard Webber

a staffa. Galvanometro (m.) a molla . Tirante (m.) ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland (1833)

Compiled from Local Information, and the Most Recent and Official Authorities by John Gorton

STAFFA, ISLAND OF, shire of Argyll, S. Pop. with Pa. A small island, one of the Hebrides, remarkable on account of its ...

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