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Scilly Isles

or Scilly Islands

[sil-ee] /ˈsɪl i/
plural noun
1.
a group of about 140 small islands, SW of Land's End, England. 6½ sq. mi. (17 sq. km)
Capital: Hugh Town.
Related forms
Scillonian
[si-loh-nee-uh n] /sɪˈloʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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  • Did you ever hear the story, gentlemen, of the scillonian sailor?'

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • I did not know that story of a scillonian and a river,' she said, coldly.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • It was a Scilly youth—I mean a scillonian—who sat down on the river bank to wait for the water to go by.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • This it is to be a scillonian, and to believe what you hear in church.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • I asked a scillonian, half in fun, whether they always kept their lamps alight as late as half-past nine.

    The Isles of Scilly Jessie Mothersole
British Dictionary definitions for scillonian

Scillonian

/sɪˈləʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Scilly Isles or their inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of the Scilly Isles

Scilly Isles

/ˈsɪlɪ/
plural noun
1.
a group of about 140 small islands (only five inhabited) off the extreme SW coast of England: tourist centre. Capital: Hugh Town. Pop: 2100 (2003 est). Area: 16 sq km (6 sq miles)
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