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Aran

/ˈærən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Aran Islands
2.
made of thick undyed wool with its natural oils retained: an Aran sweater
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  • Mr. Balfour's benefactions have not been confined to the aran Islands.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Another day soon we are to go into Galway, and to the aran Isles.

    William Sharp (Fiona Macleod) Elizabeth A. Sharp
  • On the surrender of Galway in 1691 aran was garrisoned, and remained so for many years.

    On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne
  • aran brings its turf from Connemara and carries them limestone in exchange.

    Connaught Stephen Lucius Gwynn
  • He wanted solitude, and he begged the islands of aran from the King of Munster.

    Connaught Stephen Lucius Gwynn
  • The history of these men is the history of S. Enda's work on aran.

  • With Druidism departed the forests of the ilex and the quercus from aran.

    The South Isles of Aran Oliver J. Burke
  • To the purity of the morals of the aran women there are many testimonies.

    The South Isles of Aran Oliver J. Burke
  • St. Columba spent years in aran, and deeply was he grieved at leaving it for Iona.

    The South Isles of Aran Oliver J. Burke
  • There are two things, it is said, not to be found in aran—corns on the foot and frogs in the fens.

    The South Isles of Aran Oliver J. Burke

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