/ (ˈʃɛtlənd) /
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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
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How to use Shetland in a sentence
Capt. Ross sailed from Shetland, on his first voyage for the discovery of the north-west passage.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The Korean ponies are small, fine-coated animals, little larger than Shetland ponies.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
A few days later some little Shetland ponies were brought into the barn, and Mappo was placed on the back of one of them.Mappo, the Merry Monkey|Richard Barnum
No boat, save a Shetland skiff, could have been trusted in such a sea.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|Various
Many like to use a thread of silk or mercerized crochet-cotton with the Shetland floss or other wool which may be chosen.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet|Anonymous