West Indies

  • (noun): The string of islands between North and South America; a popular resort area.
    Synonyms: the Indies

Some articles on west, west indies:

Americas (terminology) - Human Geography - Political Divisions
... the United States and British North America East Florida and West Florida were also ceded to Spain in the treaty, and then ceded by Spain to the US in 1819 ... British West Indies—the islands and territories of the Caribbean under British colonial influence ... West Indies Federation—a federation of several Caribbean island colonies and territories of the United Kingdom (see also British West Indies) from 1958 to 1962 ...
Mick Harvey (umpire) - Umpiring Career
... year, he was selected for four first-class matches, one of which was against the touring West Indies ... Harvey’s other Test match was between Australia and the West Indies at the MCG during the Christmas-New Year period of 1979–80 ... which involved England, Australia and the West Indies ...
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi - Cricketing Career
... He was appointed vice-captain for the tour to the West Indies in 1962 ... of the Indian cricket team for the tour to the West Indies in 1970-1, and did not play Tests from 1970 to 1972. 1973, for the Third Test against England, and captained India against West Indies in 1974-5, but was finally dropped as a player in 1975 ...
Carlton Baugh
... the attention of the selectors and has been chosen to represent the West Indies in five matches thus far ... He was recalled for the West Indies tour of Canada and Abu Dhabi, but was poor both behind and in front of the stumps ... He was retained for the West Indies tour of New Zealand in 2008/09, but only appeared in one Twenty20 match, where he made 2 from 2 ...
Ellyse Perry - Cricket - 2010 World Twenty20 Triumph
... the 2010 World Twenty20 winning team in the West Indies and played in all of Australia's matches ... Australia were grouped with defending champions England, South Africa and the West Indies ... on 7/133 in the final group match against the West Indies ...

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    —Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)