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" W. steering west, going six knots, observed a shoal on the larboard beam, about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, bearing south, half a mile distant, in appearance white sand and yellow weed, supposed to be the Longshamps shoal. "
The Edinburgh annual register - Seite lxx
1820
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The improved coaster's guide, and Marine board examination, for the east ...

Alexander Baharie - 1844
...ship, you must be careful to avoid the Princessa shoal it extends NW and SE about three-quarters of a mile in length and a quarter of a mile in breadth. Two buoya are placed upon this shoal ; a white buoy on the NW and a black one on the SE extremity,...
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An Historical and Statistical Account of the Isle of Man, from the ..., Band 2

Joseph Train - 1845
...division of the Island, where fertile lands now appear. GENERAL TOPOGRAPHY. Lough-malor, which was nearly a mile in length and a quarter of a mile in breadth, fell into the river Sulby, near Kella ; and another lake of large dimensions fell into the sea at Lhen-moar...
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The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Wigton

1845
...discernable of a handle ever having been attached to it. The seal remains in possession of Mr Affleck. a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth. It has long possessed the character of being a clean, well built town, and has been improved and considerably...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'., Band 17

John William Carleton - 1847
...the greyhounds were slipped. The paddock was usually a piece of ground paled in within a park, about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth. At the farther end the spectators took up their station, while at the starting-post were houses for...
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The Christian in Palestine: Or, Scenes of Sacred History, Historical ..., Band 1

Henry Stebbing - 1847 - 234 Seiten
...the ground and country about it. Half a mile east of the city is a small hill, improved by art. It is about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile broad ; and is very steep every way, except to the south-west. This was probably the camp of the besiegers,...
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Staffa and Iona described and illustrated

Staffa - 1850
...toward the south-west, where the cliffs are 144 feet high. It is about two miles in circumference, a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth. Staffa, the Scandinavian name of the island (from Staf, a staff or pole), signifies the ' island of...
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Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Band 2

1850
...narrow neck of land, near the south-eastern extremity of ill» island, stands the city, which is about 'a mile in length and a quarter of a mile in breadth. It is surrounded by fortifications, which have been gradually improved, in proportion to the growing...
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The Present State of Australia: Including New South Wales, Western Australia ...

Henry Melville - 1851 - 392 Seiten
...to one that possessed a spring of water, and in which ships oould anchor close to the shore ; it is about half a mile in length and a quarter of a mile across at the entrance ; in honour of Lord Sydney, it was called Sydney Cove, and it gives its name...
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The New Universal Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary

John Thomson - 1851 - 1038 Seiten
...height of 160 feet, and shows its light at the distance of 21 miles — The city of Bombay is about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth. It is surrounded by strong fortifications. The castle is a regular quadrangle, with numerous works,...
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The History of Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time

William Henry Carpenter, Timothy Shay Arthur - 1854 - 277 Seiten
...being sent back with him, only six were left to continue the pursuit. On approaching a large pond about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, famous as a place for trapping beaver, they discovered signs of Indians, and the cap of one of them...
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