Sentence Examples with the word formosa

In 1872 he was again appointed minister of finance, and when the expedition under General Saig6 was sent to Formosa (1874) to chastise the natives of that island for the murder of some shipwrecked fishermen, he was nominated president of the commission appointed to supervise the campaign.

The island of Formosa must have been known from a very early date to the Chinese who were established in the Pescadores.

Hughes, Notes of a Six Years' Residence in Formosa (London, 1881); Y.

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The sea immediately south of Formosa is the birthplace of innumerable typhoons, but the high mountains of the island protect it partially against the extreme violence of the wind.

Clark, Formosa (Shanghai, 1896); W.

On the addition of Formosa to her dominions, Fuji ceased to be Japan's highest mountain, and took the third place on the list.

Takekoshi, Japanese Rule in Formosa (transl.

The population of Formosa (Taiwan) during the ten-year period1898-1907grew as follows: Average Population Year.

The Bight of Biafra, or Mafra (named after the town of Mafra in southern Portugal), between Capes Formosa and Lopez, is the most eastern part of the Gulf of Guinea; it contains the islands Fernando Po, Prince's and St Thomas's.

Buccaneer: Kisber (D), Formosa (0, L), Brigantine (0).