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Alderney

[awl-der-nee] /ˈɔl dər ni/
noun
1.
one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. 3 sq. mi. (8 sq. km).
2.
any of several breeds of cattle raised originally in the Channel Islands, as the Jersey or Guernsey.
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  • In the year 1814 several of the chief smuggling merchants at Alderney left that notorious island and settled at Cherbourg.

  • Do you know the colour of Alderney cream when it's ready to be skimmed?

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • Jeremiah Pixley is in Alderney and has written to Charles begging his help to get on his way.

    Pearl of Pearl Island John Oxenham
  • They'd ask me to meet an Alderney bull and entertain him till they send for him.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • Well, just step a-here and take a peek at this fine Alderney o' mine.

    Dorothy at Skyrie Evelyn Raymond
  • An enstatite-augite-diorite is sent from Alderney for road-making.

  • In the list itself it is marked as belonging to Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark.

  • Sailed with the pirate Captain Heidon, and was wrecked on Alderney in the year 1564.

    The Pirates' Who's Who Philip Gosse
  • Then I strained my eyes ahead, trying to penetrate the darkness and discern Alderney Light, but in vain.

    Jethou E. R. Suffling
  • It occurs also in Alderney in the autumn, but I have not seen it there in the breeding-season.

British Dictionary definitions for Alderney

Alderney

/ˈɔːldənɪ/
noun
1.
one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel: separated from the French coast by a dangerous tidal channel (the Race of Alderney). Pop: 2294 (2001). Area: 8 sq km (3 sq miles) French name Aurigny
2.
an early, but now extinct, breed of dairy cattle originating from the island of Alderney
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