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Al·der·ney 1

 (ôl′dər-nē)
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

 (ôl′dər-nē)
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.

Alderney

(ˈɔːldənɪ)
n
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

Al•der•ney

(ˈɔl dər ni)

n.
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.
References in classic literature ?
Goddard's drawingroom; and of her having an upper maid who had lived fiveandtwenty years with her; and of their having eight cows, two of them Alderneys, and one a little Welch cow, a very pretty little Welch cow indeed; and of Mrs.
The meeting will be jointly chaired by Victor Brownlees, Alderneys Chief Executive, the host, and John Cortes, Gibraltars Minister for the Environment of Gibraltar.
The Martins have "'eight cows, two of them Alderneys, and one a little Welch cow, a very pretty little Welch cow indeed'" (26): Stevenson mentions that Alderneys are often kept by "gentlemen's families" and "Welsh" cows by those living "at a distance from town" (520).