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an island off the east coast of Northumberland, England. 3 miles (4.8 km) long.Also called Lin·dis·farne [lin-duhs-fahrn] /ˈlɪn dəsˌfɑrn/ .
an island off the west coast of Anglesey, in northwestern Wales. 7 miles (11 km) long.Formerly Holyhead Island .
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How to use Holy Island in a sentence
A corresponding tongue of that low Holy Island reached out toward it, and between the two flowed an azure strait.1492|Mary Johnston
As we left Holy Island, it was past ten o'clock at night, and yet what could that be?
They were soon among the romantic ruins on the Holy Island, having had a most enjoyable sail across the blue water.Grace Darling|Eva Hope
Holy Island was perhaps more beautiful than Valamo, and although so near to Valamo the natural features were entirely changed.
We had a little picnic on Holy Island yesterday, and only wanted yourself to have been perfectly happy.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for Holy Island
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
an island off the NW coast of Anglesey. Area: about 62 sq km (24 sq miles)
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