Scilly, Isles of

Scilly, Isles of
 Group of islands off Cornwall; adj. Scillonian. Pronounced silly.

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  • Scilly Isles — or Scilly Islands [sil′ē] group of about 140 islets off Cornwall, England: c. 6 sq mi (16 sq km): also called Isles of Scilly …   English World dictionary

  • Scilly Isles — Scil|ly Isles also the Isles of Scilly the Scilly Isles a group of about 140 small islands off southwest England, five of which have people living on them. The Scilly Isles are popular with tourists, and the weather there is warmer than in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Scilly, Isles of — or Scilly Isles Group of about 50 small islands and many more islets, southwestern England. Located off Land s End, with an area of about 6 sq mi (16 sq km), the islands are a continuation of the granite masses of the Cornish mainland. During the …   Universalium

  • Scilly Isles, Surrey — The Scilly Isles (pronounced silly isles)is an area and landmark between the English towns of Esher and Kingston upon Thames, and mark one of the boundaries of Thames Ditton.The area acquired its name during the 1930s when the then new Kingston… …   Wikipedia

  • Scilly Isles Novices' Chase — The Scilly Isles Novices Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in the United Kingdom for five year old and above novices. It is run over a distance of 2 miles 4½ furlongs (4,124 m) at Sandown Park Racecourse in early February. There are… …   Wikipedia

  • Scilly Isles — Scillonian /si loh nee euhn/, adj., n. /sil ee/ a group of about 140 small islands, SW of Land s End, England. 2020; 61/2 sq. mi. (17 sq. km) Cap.: Hugh Town. Also, Scilly Islands. * * * …   Universalium

  • Scilly Isles — /sɪli ˈaɪlz/ (say silee uylz) noun a group of about 140 small islands in the Atlantic Ocean, south west of Land s End. 17 km2. Capital: Hugh Town. Also, Scilly Islands, Scillies /ˈsɪliz/ (say sileez). –Scillonian /sɪˈloʊniən/ (say si lohneeuhn),… …  

  • Scilly Isles — Scillonian /si loh nee euhn/, adj., n. /sil ee/ a group of about 140 small islands, SW of Land s End, England. 2020; 61/2 sq. mi. (17 sq. km) Cap.: Hugh Town. Also, Scilly Islands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scilly Isles — Scil′ly Isles′ [[t]ˈsɪl i[/t]] n. pl. geg a group of about 140 small islands, SW of Land s End, England. 2428; 6 sq. mi. (16 sq. km) Also called Scil′ly Is′lands …   From formal English to slang

  • Scilly, Isles of — geographical name island group SW England off Land s End comprising 140 islands capital Hugh Town area 6 square miles (16 square kilometers), population 2900 see Cornwall 2 • Scillonian adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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