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East-Indies

  1. Archaic spelling of East Indies.
    • 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], “The Author Gives Some Account of Himself and Family, His First Inducements to Travel. []”, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. [] [Gulliver’s Travels], volume I, London: [] Benj[amin] Motte, [], →OCLC, part I (A Voyage to Lilliput), page 5:
      Let it ſuffice to inform him, that in our Paſſage from thence to the Eaſt-Indies, we were driven by a violent Storm to the Northweſt of Van Diemen's Land.