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/ˈaɪlə; ˈaɪleɪ/
an island off the W coast of Scotland: the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides; separated from the island of Jura by the Sound of Islay. Pop: 3457 (2001). Area: 606 sq km (234 sq miles)
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  • But, after all, it was not islay who was the troublesome member of the family.

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant
  • "Glad to see you back, islay," said the Paymaster, proffering his Sabbath snuff-mull.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • Young islay started at this approach without warning, but he was not afraid.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • Young islay felt, for the first time in his life, a sense of placid happiness.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • Old islay went from corner to corner, looking eager out to sea, his hands deep in the pockets of his long coat.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • When you have settled Hugh and islay, there will be Will to open it up again; and they will all leave us, after all.

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant
  • There is good salmon fishing to be had in islay, south of Mull.

  • You are like my fathers picture, sir;—and your own that we have at the Cottage—and islay a little.

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant
  • He even came, and superintended her at the work-table, and asked continually, How about islay?

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant
  • And islay is going to Woolwich if he can pass his examination.

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant

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