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Al·der·ney 1

A British island in the English Channel. The northernmost of the larger Channel Islands, it is separated from the French coast by a swift channel, the Race of Alderney.

Al·der·ney 2

n. pl. Al·der·neys
1. Any of a now extinct breed of small dairy cattle from Alderney Island.
2. Any of various breeds of small dairy cattle from the Channel Islands, including, until the late 19th century, breeds later known as Guernsey and Jersey.
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1. (Placename) one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel: separated from the French coast by a dangerous tidal channel (the Race of Alderney). Pop: 2294 (2001). Area: 8 sq km (3 sq miles). French name: Aurigny
2. (Breeds) an early, but now extinct, breed of dairy cattle originating from the island of Alderney
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(ˈɔl dər ni)

1. one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. 1785; 3 sq. mi. (8 sq. km).
2. any of several breeds of cattle raised orig. in the Channel Islands, as the Jersey or Guernsey.
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Alderney's heart in that way, who was rather the Queen of British Boulogne and gave the most dinners and balls of all the residents there, by weeping when Master Alderney came from Dr.
"Majora, Minora, Alderney, and Sark," explained her pupil.
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Local airline Aurigny, who flew the family, confirmed: "We operated a commercial scenic flight service this morning out of Guernsey which flew to the west of Alderney and around Alderney before returning to Guernsey."
On Monday night, lifeboats from Peter Port and Alderney were mobilised along with two Coastguard helicopters to search an area based on the aircraft's likely location.
When carrying out the search the majority of the crew were positioned outside on the upper helm position, which totally exposes them to the elements," Mark Gaudion, Alderney RNLI deputy second coxswain, said.
It arrives with the registration, G-ETAC, in homage to Les Etacs rocks in Alderney, an iconic islet and home to a large colony of gannets.
Donald, who lives in Lewis, said: "I love the Western Isles but, when I come to Alderney, I feel like I'm going on holiday - not because I'm idle but because it is so different.
The latest turn in the sorry saga was flagged yesterday in a posting on the Gambling Commission website which said Metro Play is being compulsorily wound up following an Order of the Court of Alderney dated July 2.
At the first-ever Alderney Literary Festival, Prof Thornton was invited to take part in three events, including a one-to-one interview at the island's museum.