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Isle of Sheppey, an island in SE England, off the N coast of Kent in the Thames estuary: separated from the mainland by The Swale, a narrow channel. Chief towns: Sheerness, Minster. Pop: 37 852 (2001 est). Area: 80 sq km (30 sq miles)
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  • He was one of the Danish leaders in the sheppey expedition of 855 and was perhaps present at the siege of York in 867.

  • I did a little at sheppey, but it's so hard for a poor man to get his hands on a machine.

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • Other accounts say that these nuns were removed to Minster, in sheppey.

    The Dover Road Charles G. Harper
  • And more, fruits and seeds are found in it, especially at the Isle of sheppey.

    Town Geology Charles Kingsley
  • Ahead the northeast headland of the Isle of sheppey was bulking large and near.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • In that same year, "heathen men sat over winter in sheppey."

    Early Britain Grant Allen
  • Whitstable lies in a sandy bay, formed by a small branch of the Medway, which separates the Isle of sheppey from the mainland.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • The Isle of sheppey, which is now about six miles long by four in breadth, is composed of London clay.

    Principles of Geology Charles Lyell
  • A farm of three hundred and forty acres in the Isle of sheppey, for instance, can be had if it be deemed desirable.

  • Leaves are found at Newhaven, and numerous fossil fruits at sheppey.

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