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Staffa

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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 previewA 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 ...

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 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 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 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 previewWINTON'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 ...

Google previewThe 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, ...

Google previewWinston'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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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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