Orkneys (ˈɔːknɪz) or Orkney Islands
/ (ˈɔːknɪ) /
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a group of over 70 islands off the N coast of Scotland, separated from the mainland by the Pentland Firth: constitutes an island authority of Scotland; low-lying and treeless; many important prehistoric remains. Administrative centre: Kirkwall. Pop: 19 310 (2003 est). Area: 974 sq km (376 sq miles)Related word: Orcadian
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Words nearby Orkney
orixa, Oriya, Orizaba, Orjonikidze, Orkhon, Orkney, Orkney Islands, Orkneyman, Orlando, Orland Park, orle
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How to use Orkney in a sentence
Over 75 percent of the staff of the Hudson Bay Company was from Orkney alone.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was not easy to find a copy of The Pirate in Orkney this year.The Best of Brit Lit|Peter Stothard|December 13, 2010|DAILY BEAST
It occurs within the pentacle symbol engraved on a pebble from the Broch of Burrian, Orkney.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
On the 24th July, 1818, during a storm in Orkney, Mr. Neill picked up hailstones weighing from four ounces to nearly half a pound.The Rain Cloud|Anonymous
I was lying quiet those days, about forty years ago, off the north of the Orkney Islands.Atlantic Narratives|Mary Antin
All the northern counties had sent their quota to swell the number, and even the Orkney and Shetland Islands were represented.The Book-Hunter|John Hill Burton
In company they succeeded in reaching Stromness, in the Orkney Isles, in about ten days.The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists|George Bryce