Scilly Islands love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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 noun Alternative form of Isles of Scilly.

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

  • noun 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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Examples

  • I did not know that our common magpie is a rarity on the Scilly Islands - and is much sought by 'birders' there.

    Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG:

  • Southend and the Scilly Islands are in fact in the same bag.

    Worst Council Finances: LibDem Liverpool, Con Southend

  • Southend and the Scilly Islands are in fact in the same bag.

    Archive 2008-01-27

  • 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.

    The Wrong Box

  • In May, he went with Harry, Charles and Diana to Tresco in the Scilly Islands.

    WILLIAM

  • In May, he went with Harry, Charles and Diana to Tresco in the Scilly Islands.

    WILLIAM

  • In May, he went with Harry, Charles and Diana to Tresco in the Scilly Islands.

    WILLIAM

  • 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.

    John Paul Jones

  • 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.

    John Paul Jones

  • 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.

    The Strange Tale of a Type-Writer

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