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General Crossword Questions for “icelandic”

  • Laxness - the Nobel prizewinner was not at one accidental gathering
  • Language from bridge player shortly to end up in one club doubled

Encyclopedia

  • Icelandic is an Indo-European language belonging to the North Germanic or Nordic branch of the Germanic languages. Extant Icelandic speakers outside Iceland represent recent emigration in almost all cases except Gimli, which was settled from the 1880s onwards. — “Icelandic language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Until the 20th century, the Icelandic population relied largely on fisheries and agriculture. After the German occupation of Denmark on 9 April 1940, Althingi (Parliament) declared that the Icelandic Government should assume the Danish king's duties and take over implementation of foreign affairs and. — “Iceland - Wikipedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • In their native country they have few diseases; Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return. The Icelandic displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. — “Icelandic horse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Pliny mentions the obsidian stone, or, as it is now called, the Icelandic agate, as being used for this purpose. — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid
  • "Now I will dictate to you every letter of our alphabet which corresponds with each of these Icelandic characters. We will see what that will give us. But, by St. Michael, if you should dare to deceive me–" — “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne
  • In the fireside narrative of Captain Sleet, entitled "A Voyage among the Icebergs, in quest of the Greenland Whale, and incidentally for the re-discovery of the Lost Icelandic Colonies of Old Greenland;" in this admirable volume, all standers of mast-heads are furnished with a charmingly circumstantial account of the then recently invented CROW'S-NEST of the Glacier, which was the name of Captain Sleet's good craft. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

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