Isle of Sheppey an island in SE England, off the N coast of Kent in the Thames estuary: separated from the mainland by The Swale, a narrow channel. Chief towns: Sheerness, Minster. Pop: 37 852 (2001 est). Area: 80 sq km (30 sq miles)

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Examples from the Web for sheppey

Historical Examples of sheppey

  • Ahead the northeast headland of the Isle of Sheppey was bulking large and near.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Other accounts say that these nuns were removed to Minster, in Sheppey.

    The Dover Road

    Charles G. Harper

  • I did a little at Sheppey, but it's so hard for a poor man to get his hands on a machine.


    H. G. Wells

  • And more, fruits and seeds are found in it, especially at the Isle of Sheppey.

    Town Geology

    Charles Kingsley

  • In that same year, "heathen men sat over winter in Sheppey."

    Early Britain

    Grant Allen