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/ˈkɒlənseɪ; -zeɪ/
an island in W Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides. Area: about 41 sq km (16 sq miles)
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  • H'ard ye 'im ever tell the story aboot colonsay Castel yon'er?

  • No, no, you may be sure of it; but in with Kate of colonsay, giving the maid the bloody tale of Inkerman.

    Bud Neil Munro
  • We anchored at nightfall in a deep bay at the southern end of colonsay, called Toulgoram.

  • The earl of colonsay had already been pinioned in like manner.

    The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton
  • He looked about for their shepherd that he might ask him concerning the earls of Jura and colonsay.

    The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton
  • But two there were who drank not at all, and they were men of colonsay.

    The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton
  • Is it the singing of the sea-maiden of colonsay, bewailing still the loss of her lovers in other years?

    Macleod of Dare William Black
  • He did not like the look of the heavy breakers that were crashing on to the colonsay rocks.

    Macleod of Dare William Black
  • Kate could assure her, they worked quite often out in colonsay—in the winter-time.

    Bud Neil Munro
  • His mind continued to revert to colonsay and the girl he had left behind him there.

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