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Staffa

Place

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.

Writings

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

Phrases with Staffa

  1. Pleocoma Staffa
  2. Species Pleocoma Staffa

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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 previewAutumnal rambles among the Scottish mountains or pedestrian tourist's friend, etc (1850)

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 previewFacts and Inventions (2014)

Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell by James Boswell

Staffa is a small island off the west ...

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 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 south, 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 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 on the 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 previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

STAFFA—. STAFFORD. (FAMILY). 755.

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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