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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.


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

Phrases with Staffa

  1. Pleocoma Staffa
  2. Species Pleocoma Staffa

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Google previewThe Magazine of Science, and Schools of Art (1845)

Staffa is a complete mass of basalt, covered by a thin layer of soil; it is about two miles in circumference, and is surrounded on every side by steep cliffs, about seventy feet high, formed of clusters of angular columns, possessing from three to ...

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 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 previewTransactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1875)

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 previewStaffa and Iona described and illustrated (1850)

by Staffa

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

Google previewTopography of Great Britain: Or, British Traveller's Directory: Cornwall (1802)

by George Alexander Cooke

Staffa is a small island,, five leagues west of the Isle of Mull, being about a mile ...

Google previewThe 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, ...

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 ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, Comprising the Several Countries, Islands, Cities, Burgh and Market Towns, Parishes, and Principal Villages, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions: Embellished with a Large Map of Scotland, and Engravings of the Seals and Arms of the Different Burghs and Universities (1851)

by Samuel Lewis

STAFFA, a celebrated island, in the parish of KILNINIAN, district of MULL, county of ARGYLL. This small island, which is one of the Hebrides or Western Isles, derives its name, of Scandinavian origin, from the columnar formation of the rocks ...

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Scrabble value of S1T1A1F4F4A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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