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Orkney Islands

[awrk-nee] /ˈɔrk ni/
plural noun
1.
an island group off the NE tip of Scotland. 340 sq. mi. (880 sq. km).
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  • He even sailed across the stormy northern sea to the Orkney Islands.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • They came first to the Orkney Islands, and remained there a while.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • The distance from the Norwegian coast to the Orkney Islands is approximately 600 miles.

    Submarine Warfare of To-day Charles W. Domville-Fife
  • After his death Thorfin claimed his share of the Orkney Islands.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • Ragnfred began his course in the spring after he had been a year in the Orkney Islands.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • I was lying quiet those days, about forty years ago, off the north of the Orkney Islands.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • A country cheese of the Orkney Islands where it is buried in the oat bin to ripen, and kept there between meals as well.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • Instead he was condemned in punishment to sail away to the Orkney Islands to claim tribute from the king Angantyr.

  • They stipulated to be sent back to the Orkney Islands, free of expense, and to receive their pay until the time of arrival.

  • This is one of the wonders of the Orkney Islands, though it has been rather undervalued by their late historian, Mr. Barry.

    The Pirate Sir Walter Scott

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