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Examples from the Web for shetland
Of those who win honours, The Shetland Snark must have the 3rd class all to himself.A Tangled Tale
Do you know where these lovely little Shetland ponies live when they are at home?
Found on rocks and stones in Scotland, Shetland, and Scandinavia.
In Shetland, the Parmelia saxatilis (Scrottyie) is used to dye brown.
The name given to a long fishing-line in the Shetland Isles.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- Also called: Shetland Islands a group of about 100 islands (fewer than 20 inhabited), off the N coast of Scotland, which constitute an island authority of Scotland: a Norse dependency from the 8th century until 1472; noted for the breeding of Shetland ponies, knitwear manufacturing, and fishing; oil-related industries. Administrative centre: Lerwick. Pop: 21 870 (2003 est). Area: 1426 sq km (550 sq miles)Official name (until 1974): Zetland
Word Origin and History for shetland
group of islands north of Scotland, from Old Norse Hjaltland; in reference to a type of pony, 1801; as a breed of sheep, 1794.
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