from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A group of British islands in the English Channel off the coast of northern France. Settled by Norse mariners, the islands became part of the duchy of Normandy in the tenth century and passed to England with the Norman Conquest of 1066.
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- proper n. A group of islands in the English Channel - Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou, Lihou, Jethou and Burhou
- proper n. A group of islands off the coast of California
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I think that focusing it around the Channel Islands was a great idea.
The Channel Islands were the only piece of the Duchy to remain with Britain, a relationship that still stands to this day...
Anacapa Island is the second smallest island -- 1.1 square miles -- in the eight-island chain known as the Channel Islands, of which five are part of the national park.
Officially, the purchasing agent was listed as Downey Holdings, a Panamanian business with an address in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, which is popular as a tax haven.
The Channel Islands were the only British territory to be occupied by Germany during World War Two.
The Channel Islands are a popular destination for many who sail.
The quake struck closest to San Clemente Island, the uninhabited southernmost of the Channel Islands, which is used for training by the U.S. Navy.
Full Tilt has been shut down world-wide since its license was suspended in June by a gambling regulator in the Channel Islands following a U.S. government crackdown.
The company, meanwhile, is fighting this week to regain its registration in the U.K.'s Channel Islands, where it has held a license to operate its online poker website.
The company's regulators, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission— the Channel Islands regulator that licenses Full Tilt—held hearings Monday and Tuesday that could determine whether to allow Full Tilt to restart operations.
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