Isles of Scilly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Isles of Scilly 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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Usage

In literature:

It was not until the third day that we raised land, dead ahead, which I took, from my map, to be the isles of Scilly.
"The Lost Continent" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
I fancy most of us gave a good sigh of relief when at last we were clear of the Scilly Isles.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
The wrack is to be found at the twenty fathom level, six miles west-south-west of the Scilly Isles.
"The Sorcery Club" by Elliott O'Donnell
On the 16th, at noon, St Agnes's light-house on the isles of Scilly bore N.W.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
It was on the 5th of December that we sighted the Scilly Isles.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
There was no sign of life at Captain Jack's house when we came to it, so I concluded that he had not yet returned from the Scilly Isles.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
There are 239 civil parishes, of which 5 are in the Scilly Isles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The Scilly Isles are very lovely, perhaps the loveliest part of this lovely county.
"Nooks and Corners of Cornwall" by C. A. Dawson Scott
And then came misfortune; nine days later he fell in with a squadron of six English men-of-war cruising between Ireland and the Scilly Isles.
"Privateers and Privateering" by E. P. Statham
The Scilly Isles are important as providing the main source of supply of narcissi to the English markets in the early months of the year.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
It has been assumed with much confidence that Cornwall or the Scilly Isles must have been the Cassiterides of the ancients.
"Cornwall" by Sabine Baring-Gould
After the battle of Naseby, Prince Charles fled to the Scilly Isles and afterward to Jersey.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
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In news:

The Isles of Scilly lie so far off England's southwest coast that they are often left out of maps of the British Isles altogether.
Wild and free on the Isles of Scilly .
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