Orkneyan Ork"ney*an, prop. a. Of or pertaining to the Orkney islands. ``Orkneyan skerries.'' --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

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  • Orkneyan — adjective or noun see Orkney Islands …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • orkneyan — I. ˈȯrknēən,  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Orkney islands + English an (adjective suffix) 1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Orkney islands 2. : of, relating to …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brown, George Mackay — ▪ 1997       Scottish writer (b. Oct. 17, 1921, Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scot. d. April 13, 1996, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands), celebrated Orkneyan life and its ancient rhythms in verse, short stories, and novels. Brown, the son of a Gaelic… …   Universalium

  • Orkney Islands — geographical name islands N Scotland constituting an administrative area capital Kirkwall (on Mainland Island) area 376 square miles (978 square kilometers), population 19,570 • Orkneyan adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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