an island off the W coast of Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides. Pop: 770 (2001). Area: 78 sq km (30 sq miles)

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Examples from the Web for tiree

Historical Examples of tiree

  • There are records of its occurrence in the Isles of Skye and Tiree.

  • The most primitive method seems to be that which was used in the islands of Skye, Mull, and Tiree.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.

    Sir James George Frazer

  • But after nightfall, when we had turned the end of Tiree and began to head more to the east, the sea came right astern.


    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • During the three following days it continued to increase in violence, when the islands of Coll and Tiree became visible to us.

  • Far out on the horizon lie Col and Tiree, low clouds in the line.