Polynia Po*lyn"i*a, n. [Russ. poluineia a warm place in water, i. e., a place which does not freeze.] The open sea supposed to surround the north pole. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

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  • polynia — po·lyn·ia …   English syllables

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  • Old Polina — is a traditional Newfoundland folk song. It is most likely based on the ship Polynia, built in 1861, of the Dundee Seal and Whale Fishing Company fleet. The Polynia was commanded by Captain William Guy from 1883 to 1891, when it was sunk by ice… …   Wikipedia

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  • po|lyn|ya — «puh LIHN yuh, POL uhn YAH», noun. = polynia. (Cf. ↑polynia) …   Useful english dictionary

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