from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- or Isles of ScillyScilly Islands An archipelago comprising more than 140 small islands and rocky islets off southwest England at the entrance to the English Channel west-southwest of Land's End. The islands were formerly a haven for pirates and smugglers.
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- proper n. Alternative form of Isles of Scilly.
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- n. an archipelago of small islands off the southwestern coast of England near the entrance to the English Channel; formerly a haven for smugglers and pirates
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I did not know that our common magpie is a rarity on the Scilly Islands - and is much sought by 'birders' there.
Southend and the Scilly Islands are in fact in the same bag.
By the time the young man with two hundred a year was vegetating in the Scilly Islands, Mr Watts was left alone with the economist; and that imaginary person had scarce commenced life at Brighton before the last of his pursuers desisted from the chase.
In May, he went with Harry, Charles and Diana to Tresco in the Scilly Islands.
In the late summer of 1779, the Combined Fleet drew near—but never engaged—an outgunned Royal Navy fleet near the Scilly Islands at the Western Approaches.
But they might have saved themselves any trouble, and the old lady had been quite right in waiting to change her extra money, for just as they sighted the Scilly Islands they perceived a large vessel bearing down upon them.
Indian City, which was torpedoed off the Scilly Islands on March 12.
The steamer Headlands was torpedoed on March 12 off the Scilly Islands.
Channel on March 11, all of her crew being landed at Milford Haven, with the exception of one fireman, and the Andalusian, which was attacked off the Scilly Islands on March 12.
After four months 'sojourn together, I quitted Jack off the Scilly Islands, and understood that I was very much regretted: he unceasingly watched for me in the morning, and searched for me in every direction, even venturing into the cabin; nor was he reconciled to my departure when my servants left the vessel at Gravesend.
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