Isle of Wight


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Isle of Wight

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Noun1.Isle of Wight - an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
county - (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people"
British Isles - Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic
English Channel - an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain
References in classic literature ?
Here was a lifelong inhabitant of the Isle of Wight who never had heard of either Germany or England
It is about one third as large as the Isle of Wight, and extremely fruitful: it is governed by the head of a certain tribe, who are all magicians.
Do you know, we asked her last night which way she would go to get to Ireland; and she said, she should cross to the Isle of Wight.
Without knowing it in the least, we had run up alongside the Isle of Wight, and that tower, tinged a faint evening red in the salt wind-haze, was the lighthouse on St.
In a villa on the westward shore of the Isle of Wight, the glass doors which lead from the drawing-room to the garden are yet open.
However, all the things indispensable to be said are said, and all the things indispensable to be done are done (including Lady Tippins's yawning, falling asleep, and waking insensible), and there is hurried preparation for the nuptial journey to the Isle of Wight, and the outer air teems with brass bands and spectators.
I believe, however, that it is near the Isle of Wight.
At this port (when the season for visitors was at an end) we could embark far more privately than at the popular yachting stations situated in the Isle of Wight.
express for the Isle of Wight, or somewhere in that direction, and we should all know when we got there.
Always a lover of the sea, he soon took up his residence in the Isle of Wight.
I wired to Gravesend and learned that she had passed some time ago, and as the wind is easterly I have no doubt that she is now past the Goodwins and not very far from the Isle of Wight.
The ship was passing the Needles--the beautiful uttermost point of the Isle of Wight.