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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You are no longer Bruno Salvador, you are Brian Sinclair, a freelance interpreter raised in Central Africa, the son of a mining engineer, and you are temporarily employed by an internationally based syndicate registered in the Channel Islands and dedicated to bringing the latest agricultural techniques to the Third and Fourth Worlds.
“Avifaunal Equilibria and Species Turnover Rates on the Channel Islands of California.”
The offshore presence of Mammuthus exilis had for a century been taken as proof, Johnson wrote, that the northern Channel Islands were once connected to mainland California by a land bridge.