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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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