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Scilly Isles

or Scil·ly Is·lands

[sil-ee ahylz or sil-ee ahy-luh ndz]
plural noun
  1. a group of about 140 small islands, SW of Land's End, England. 6½ sq. mi. (17 sq. km) Capital: Hugh Town.
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Related formsScil·lo·ni·an [si-loh-nee-uh n] /sɪˈloʊ ni ən/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of scillonian

  • I did not know that story of a Scillonian and a river,' she said, coldly.

    Armorel of Lyonesse

    Walter Besant

  • Did you ever hear the story, gentlemen, of the Scillonian sailor?'

    Armorel of Lyonesse

    Walter Besant

  • This it is to be a Scillonian, and to believe what you hear in church.

    Armorel of Lyonesse

    Walter Besant

  • It was a Scilly youth—I mean a Scillonian—who sat down on the river bank to wait for the water to go by.

    Armorel of Lyonesse

    Walter Besant

  • I asked a Scillonian, half in fun, whether they always kept their lamps alight as late as half-past nine.

    The Isles of Scilly

    Jessie Mothersole


British Dictionary definitions for scillonian

Scillonian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Scilly Isles or their inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Scilly Isles
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Scilly Isles

Scilly Islands Scillies (ˈsɪlɪz)

pl n
  1. a group of about 140 small islands (only five inhabited) off the extreme SW coast of England: tourist centre. Capital: Hugh Town. Pop: 2100 (2003 est). Area: 16 sq km (6 sq miles)
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