/ ˈɔːknɪ; ˈɔːknɪz /

plural noun

  1. 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) Orcadian

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Example Sentences

Over 75 percent of the staff of the Hudson Bay Company was from Orkney alone.

It was not easy to find a copy of The Pirate in Orkney this year.

It occurs within the pentacle symbol engraved on a pebble from the Broch of Burrian, Orkney.

On the 24th July, 1818, during a storm in Orkney, Mr. Neill picked up hailstones weighing from four ounces to nearly half a pound.

I was lying quiet those days, about forty years ago, off the north of the Orkney Islands.

All the northern counties had sent their quota to swell the number, and even the Orkney and Shetland Islands were represented.

In company they succeeded in reaching Stromness, in the Orkney Isles, in about ten days.





OrkhonOrkney Islands