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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 previewAn 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, ...

Google previewGeological 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 ...

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 mo9t respects superior to the Irish in grandeur. The name is Norwegian ; and most ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

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 previewMauchline 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 ...

Google previewThe Cottager's monthly visitor

XIX, Bb s STAFFA. Staffa is a small island, or rather a large.

Google previewThe Cruise of the Betsey, Or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides (1858)

With Rambles of a Geologist; Or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland by Hugh Miller

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

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 previewThe New Statistical Account of Scotland: Inverness, Ross and Cromarty (1845)

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

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 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 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 previewThe mountain. From the Fr., by the transl. of 'The bird' (1872)

by Jules Michelet

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

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