Island of Canada in the Arctic Ocean, north of Victoria Island: 16,274 sq mi (42,149 sq km)
Island of Australia, off the N coast: 2,240 sq mi (5,802 sq km)
Origin of melville
after R. Saunders, Viscount Melville (1771-1851), First Lord of the Admiralty
Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
Melville Sentence Examples
Melville, Brighton, its History, its Follies and its Fashions (London, 1909).
Farther to the west, Van Diemen's Gulf, though much smaller, forms a better-protected bay, having Melville Island between it and the ocean; while beyond this, Queen's Channel and Cambridge Gulf form inlets about 14° 50' S.
On the north coast are Melville and Bathurst Islands; the former, which is 75 m.
per annum, and along a strip of country south from Cape Melville to Rockingham Bay the average rainfall exceeds 70 in.
Mr Stuart, in 1862, made his third and final attempt to traverse the continent from Adelaide along a central line, which, inclining a little westward, reaches the north coast of Arnheim Land, opposite Melville Island.