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Holy Island

noun
1.
Also called Lindisfarne. an island off the E coast of Northumberland, England. 3 miles (4.8 km) long.
2.
Formerly Holyhead Island. an island off the W coast of Anglesey, in NW Wales. 7 miles (11 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for Holy Island
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  • "Wednesday was fixed for a boat excursion to Holy Island," said Cashel.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • Lindesfarne, or Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • Edward, one of the monks of Holy Island, was rich enough to undertake this work.

    Grace Darling

    Eva Hope
  • Tradition has it that he was taken prisoner and conveyed to "Holy Island."

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
  • Arlo, the best and fairest hill in all the Holy Island's heights.

    Spenser R. W. Church
  • He died at Holy Island in the year 687, and was buried in a stone coffin there.

  • Its ends were lost in haze, but we esteemed it an island, and he named it Holy Island.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • If the weather is fine, the boat will take passengers to the Holy Island.

  • He was the king of fishermen, and the prince of smugglers, from Holy Island to Hartlepool.

  • The yellow sands that occupy the levels and reach out at low tide to Holy Island are treacherous.

British Dictionary definitions for Holy Island

Holy Island

noun
1.
Also called Lindisfarne. an island off the NE coast of Northumberland, linked to the mainland by road but accessible only at low water: site of a monastery founded by St Aidan in 635
2.
an island off the NW coast of Anglesey. Area: about 62 sq km (24 sq miles)
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