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Juan Fernandez

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A rocky island in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chili. Here Alexander Selkirk, a buccaneer, resided in solitude for four years, and his history is commonly supposed to be the basis of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.

Sailors commonly believe that this island is the scene of Crusoe’s adventures; but Defoe distinctly indicates an island on the east coast of South America, somewhere near Dutch Guiana.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Jourdain (Monsieur)
Journal
Journey
Journey-weight
Jouvence
Jove
Jovial
Joy
Joyeuse
Joyeuse Garde
Juan Fernandez
Jubal [a trumpet]
Jubilee (Jewish)
Judaise
Judaism
Judas
Judas Kiss (A)
Judas Slits or Judas Holes
Judas Tree
Judas-coloured Hair
Jude (St.)

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