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Meaning of Roosevelt Island

Roo'sevelt Is'land

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  1. Formerly,an island in the East River, New York City: residential community. 1 mi. (2 km) long.
  2. an island in Antarctica, in the W part of the Ross Ice Shelf: discovered 1934. ab. 90 mi. (145 km) long.
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