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- proper n. A group of islands off the northwest coast of mainland Europe, comprising Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Man, the Outer Hebrides, the Inner Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands and many other smaller islands. Use may include the Channel Islands, although these are physically closer to mainland Europe.
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- n. Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic
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Davies explores the successive invasions of what we call the British Isles and the struggles between the peoples who had come to conquer and then remained to call different parts their own.
Sacerdotal India -- and perhaps also Atlantis -- in early times sent pioneers into the West to spread religious teachings amongst their energetic inhabitants; those who settled in Gaul and the British Isles were the Druids.
Germany has declared that the English Channel, the north and west coasts of France, and the waters around the British Isles are a "war area" and has officially notified that all enemy ships found in that area will be destroyed and that neutral vessels may be exposed to danger.
Nor is this all, for in the case of two or three extremely local species, but one or two spots in the British Isles are their favoured haunts.
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
Gaelic (Scots) From about 1840 when organised European settlement of New Zealand began, the westernmost Celtic fringe peoples of the British Isles, that is, those of Ireland, the Scottish Highlands, Cornwall, Wales and the Isle of Man, contributed in varying proportions to the immigrant population of New Zealand.
Italy and the British Isles are the settings for the majority of Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies and history plays.
Music of the British Isles will be the theme of a concert by the Fond du Lac Symphonic Band on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
LONDON - Scientists have got hold of incredible new footage that could shows a mysterious monster lurking beneath one of the deepest lakes in the British Isles, which is unlike any creature ever seen.
Renting a manor house somewhere in the British Isles is a stress free way to entertain as if you were in your own luxury home but with none of the ensuing hassles.
The British Isles is a geographical term which includes the island of Ireland (and therefore the Republic of Ireland) - but
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