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Channel Islands

plural noun
a British island group in the English Channel, near the coast of France, consisting of Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, and smaller islands. 75 sq. mi. (194 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the Channel Islands bodies were often placed in a kneeling position.

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  • In Ireland and the Channel Islands it is especially abundant.

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  • To the Channel Islands he also gave the names which they now bear.

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  • In the Channel Islands the word is common, as indeed is the fact itself.

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  • The Channel Islands are like England, an aristocratic region.

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  • In the Channel Islands a frosty winter is uncommon, and a fall of snow is an event.

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  • These cattle resemble those of the Channel Islands, but are larger.

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  • It was true that the correspondence with the Channel Islands was considerable.

  • From Granville was the nearest route to the Channel Islands.

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British Dictionary definitions for Channel Islands

Channel Islands

plural noun
a group of islands in the English Channel, off the NW coast of France, consisting of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Brechou or Brecqhou, Sark, Herm, Jethou, and Lihou (all between them representing the United Kingdom Crown Dependencies of the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey) - the only part of the duchy of Normandy remaining to Britain - and the Roches Douvres and the Îles Chausey (which belong to France). Pop: 149 878 (2001). Area: 194 sq km (75 sq miles)
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