Scilly Islands

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Scilly Islands 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:

Our only hope lies in making the nearest land, which, unless I am mistaken, is the Scilly Islands, off the southwest coast of England.
"The Lost Continent" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
As to the islands of Scilly, which lie beyond the Land's End, I shall say something of them presently.
"From London to Land's End and Two Letters from the "Journey through England by a Gentleman"" by Daniel Defoe
We discharged the pilot when we had the Scilly Islands over the taffrail, and Mr. Poke took command of the vessel in good earnest.
"The Monikins" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The tin which we here find in use at Rome, was probably brought from the Cassiterides, now the Scilly islands.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
But to return to this affair of running in among the Scilly Islands such a night as this.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
This tank steamer was hit by a torpedo fired by a German submarine off the Scilly Islands, on the 1st of May, 1915.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
Departure taken from St. Agnes Lighthouse, Scilly Islands, Lat.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
By daybreak we are all on the watch for the Scilly Islands.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
They discovered tin in the Scilly Islands, off the coast of Cornwall, and wrought those mines for centuries.
"Prehistoric Structures of Central America" by Martin Ingham Townsend
Olave was at first a heathen, and had long been a famous sea-rover, when he was converted and baptized in one of the Scilly islands (A.D. 994).
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
Neither the Spanish islands nor the Scillies contain tin, at least in serious quantities.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
AGNES, St., the most southerly of the Scilly Islands.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Scilly Islands relief fund, 169.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
We are almost in the English Channel, I should say, due south of the Scilly Islands.
"Molly Brown of Kentucky" by Nell Speed
His favorite places are off Plymouth, the Scilly and the Channel Islands.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, October 1893" by Various
He has robbed you, he has robbed me, and he will reach the Scilly Islands first.
"The Watchers" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
He attended the king in his exile to Jersey and the Scilly Islands.
"Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)" by Anonymous
Subsequently he accompanied the prince of Wales in his attempts to prolong the war in the Scilly and Channel Islands.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
In 1603 a Marseilles ship was plundered and the cargo carried to the Scilly Islands.
"The Story of an Ancient Parish" by H. R. Coulthard
There are still people who seem to think that the Scillies are almost desert islands, where it is not easy to obtain good food and lodging.
"The Isles of Scilly" by Jessie Mothersole
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