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[ar-uh n] /ˈær ən/
an island in SW Scotland, in the Firth of Clyde. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You shall go over to Arran, and use your best powers of persuasion.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • It was to make over to you, as the rightful owner, the property on the Arran Islands.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • Arran fled, and James was glad to come to terms with the lords.

    Andrew Melville William Morison
  • That is, if ye hae any fash wi' Wharton,' said Arran in conclusion.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • The Erle of Arran thus being established in the governement.

  • "I want to see neither Sandy nor any of the Arran people," she answered.

    Nancy Stair Elinor Macartney Lane
  • The Honorable Mrs. Erskine and her daughter are coming to Arran.

    Nancy Stair Elinor Macartney Lane
  • I came home early, and have read two hundred pages of Arran.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • Penn took the matter up at once, and went to the Earl of Arran.

    William Penn Rupert S. Holland
British Dictionary definitions for Arran


an island off the SW coast of Scotland, in the Firth of Clyde. Pop: 5045 (2001). Area: 427 sq km (165 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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