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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Historical Examples of islay

  • Young Islay came forward with a salute for the Captain and his sister.

  • Young Islay felt, for the first time in his life, a sense of placid happiness.

  • "Glad to see you back, Islay," said the Paymaster, proffering his Sabbath snuff-mull.

  • Young Islay started at this approach without warning, but he was not afraid.

  • And Islay is going to Woolwich if he can pass his examination.

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