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Orkney Islands

[awrk-nee] /ˈɔrk ni/
plural noun
an island group off the NE tip of Scotland. 340 sq. mi. (880 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • After his death Thorfin claimed his share of the Orkney Islands.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • They came first to the Orkney Islands, and remained there a while.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • Ragnfred began his course in the spring after he had been a year in the Orkney Islands.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • I was lying quiet those days, about forty years ago, off the north of the Orkney Islands.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • Other examples of similar pins with rings attached to them have been discovered at various times in the Orkney Islands.

  • They stipulated to be sent back to the Orkney Islands, free of expense, and to receive their pay until the time of arrival.

  • Some years afterwards Mr. Wynn learned that he was engaged in the fish trade in one of the Orkney Islands.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
  • Instead he was condemned in punishment to sail away to the Orkney Islands to claim tribute from the king Angantyr.

  • He even sailed across the stormy northern sea to the Orkney Islands.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • This is one of the wonders of the Orkney Islands, though it has been rather undervalued by their late historian, Mr. Barry.

    The Pirate

    Sir Walter Scott

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