An imaginary tract of land near the Arctic Circle in North
America, said to have been discovered by John Scalvë, a Pole.
From cold Estotiland.
Milton: Paradise Lost x. 685.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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