dark continent
noun Date: 1829 1. often capitalized D&C the continent of Africa 2. something unknown or unexplored <
the microscope opened dark continents never before entered — D. J. Boorstin
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  • Dark Continent — noun Africa. 1879, De Lesseps, the engineer, has been visiting the Boy of Tunis, and trying to get his consent to the scheme for piercing tho isthmus of Zaber, and opening up communication with the interior of the Dark Continent by water …   Wiktionary

  • Dark Continent — /dak ˈkɒntənənt/ (say dahk kontuhnuhnt) noun The, Africa, so called when most of the continent was unexplored by Europeans …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Dark Continent (album) — Dark Continent Studio album by Wall of Voodoo Released August 18 1981 …   Wikipedia

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