skerry

[sker-ee]
noun, plural skerries. Chiefly Scot.
1.
a small, rocky island.
2.
a coastline with a series of such islands offshore.

Origin:
1605–15; Shetland dial. skerri a rock in the sea < Old Norse sker (genitive plural skerja) rock or reef (in the sea). See scar2

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skerry (ˈskɛrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  a small rocky island
2.  a reef
 
[C17: Orkney dialect, from Old Norse skerscar²]

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Skerry says that he does not remember having any discussions that day about dispatching an ambulance or actually sending one.
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