His father, an army surgeon—exiled by the service to what used to be called the ile Bourbon—was a pure Breton.
Gasoline and ile are pretty expensive these days, too, but—Eh?
Something was said of old Molly and her ‘ile’ and ‘yarbs,’ or perhaps Madam could step round.
This is the agreed signal for the ile Royale should assistance be required at night.
Howbeit neither the inhabitants of this ile, Barnacles neither fish nor flesh.
Under the control of the French, it was known as ile de France.
I'll git the ile now right enough—jest a little while longer, Annie—then we'll turn home'ard.
They shall be Excheckers 55 to me, and ile be cheaters to them both.
His correspondence throws much light on his life and character, as do also parts of 'Emile'.
Then he must invite me to dinner on Sunday at the ile des Fleurs.
suffix denoting ability, capacity, from French -il or directly from Latin -ilis.