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The northernmost islands are part of Papua New Guinea; the remainder form an independent state within the British Commonwealth.  Synonym: Solomon Islands.

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"Solomons" Quotes from Famous Books

... bow, were the Gilbert and Marshall groups (including the Sandwiches), on our left the Society, Friendly and Loyalty Archipelagoes, back of us the Marquesas and Paumotus and, directly on our course, the Carolines and Solomons, celebrated for their beautiful women. [Footnote: See "Song of Solomon," King James Version.] But we were becalmed and the geographic items mentioned were, for the time being, hull-down. Thus we were free to proceed with the business at hand, namely, the celebration ...
— The Cruise of the Kawa • Walter E. Traprock

... manners when among their own kind and their brutishness in all their dealings with the natives—a brutishness so universal among them that no Polynesian would work at any price for a German, and every German had to depend for his plantation labour upon imported black boys from the Solomons and from New Guinea, who having once been trapped or, to use the trade word, indented, were thereafter held in an enforced servitude and paid with the bond-man's wage of bitter bread and ...
— From Place to Place • Irvin S. Cobb

... this disappointment my only CROSS. The carrion-birds of commerce have marked down the stricken deer from their eyries in Bond Street and Jermyn Street. To know how Solomons has behaved, and the BLACK colours in which Moss (of Wardour Street) has shown himself, is to receive a new light on the character of a People chosen under a very different Dispensation! Detainers flock in, like ravens ...
— Old Friends - Essays in Epistolary Parody • Andrew Lang

Words linked to "Solomons" :   Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, Melanesia, archipelago

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