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  • proper noun Alternative form of Isles of Scilly.


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  • To the lover of history, legend, and romance the Scillies are a rich mine of treasure, and their inaccessibility keeps them immune from the spoiling tendencies of fashion.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • In one sense the Scillies are the true Land's End, beyond which the deeper gulfs of ocean lie; and, again, there is another land's end at the Lizard, the southernmost point of England, and yet another at

    The Cornwall Coast

  • The Scillies were a saga come to life; tangle of sea thrift and ice plant floating on the current.

    Two Selves 1923

  • In any case, Heinz tomato ruled the roost from the Scillies to Shetland.

    So close, yet so far away – Europe is still something of a mystery to many of us | Ian Jack 2011

  • Toby WoodPeterborough, Cambridgeshire• Is it warmer in the Scillies because, like most of us in Britain, they pay their taxes Report, 11 April?

    Letters: Heady brew 2011

  • Most of the rare visitors arrive in the Scillies, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney or Shetland – all at the fringes of the British Isles.

    Rare birds flock to British shores in record numbers 2011

  • Briefly, the Jane Ellen engaged the U 187 at dawn, on April 18th, 1918, at a point some forty miles west of the Scillies.

    Movie Night 2010

  • I 'collected' 30 consecutive breakfasts form The Scillies to Shetland.

    Breakfast With Percy Peter Ashley 2008

  • Islands, John Fowles and Fay Godwin 1978, is a coffee-table book about the Scillies, with text by Fowles and black and white photos by Godwin.

    Readings & Watchings « It Doesn't Have To Be Right… 2009

  • I think the saffron trade in Cornwall was mostly on the Scillies, which still has a very big trade in early flowers.

    Cornish Saffron Cake 2006


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