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Alderney

[awl-der-nee]
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noun
  1. one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. 3 sq. mi. (8 sq. km).
  2. any of several breeds of cattle raised originally in the Channel Islands, as the Jersey or Guernsey.
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Examples from the Web for alderney

Historical Examples

  • Alderney gave four gallons a-day, ever since the calf was sent to market.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

    Tobias Smollett

  • You never see such cream as Hannah has from the Alderney cow.

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope

  • Do you know the colour of Alderney cream when it's ready to be skimmed?

    The Diva's Ruby

    F. Marion Crawford

  • That's a Bible-cow, and ours is part Alderney and part Holstein.

    Swatty

    Ellis Parker Butler

  • Well, just step a-here and take a peek at this fine Alderney o' mine.

    Dorothy at Skyrie

    Evelyn Raymond


British Dictionary definitions for alderney

Alderney

noun
  1. one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel: separated from the French coast by a dangerous tidal channel (the Race of Alderney). Pop: 2294 (2001). Area: 8 sq km (3 sq miles)French name: Aurigny
  2. an early, but now extinct, breed of dairy cattle originating from the island of Alderney
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