How to use British-isles in a sentence

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  • As a consequence, the extent of land devoted to wheat in the British Isles receded in 1895 to less than i 2 million acres.

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  • Small islands off the coast of north-west Spain, the headlands of that same coast, the Scillies, Cornwall, the British Isles as a whole, have all in turn been suggested.

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  • Holmes, Ancient Britain (1907), appendix, identifies the Cassiterides with the British Isles.

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  • In the British Isles wheat is, as a rule, sown in the autumn on a heavier soil, and has four or five months in which to distribute its roots, and so it gets possession of a wide range of soil and subsoil before barley is sown in the spring.

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  • The last part of Bruce's life, from 1315 to 1329, began with an attempt which was the most striking testimony that could have been given to the effect of Bannockburn, and which, had it succeeded, might have altered the future of the British Isles.

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  • Near Seathwaite, below Styhead Pass, the largest annual rainfall in the British Isles is recorded, the average (1870-1899) being 133.53 in., while 173.7 was measured in 1903 and 243.98 in.

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  • Setting aside London and Edinburgh, no locality in the British Isles is so intimately associated with the history of English literature as the Lake District.

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  • The activity of the early Friends was not confined to England or even to the British Isles.

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  • The following is a brief notice of the species of true mice (that is to say, those generally included in the genus Mus) inhabiting the British Isles.

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  • Here you find articles in the encyclopedia on topics related to the British Isles.

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  • Passenger steamers sail from the port of London to the principal ports of she British Isles and northern Europe, and to all parts of the world, but the most favoured passenger services to and from Europe and North America pass through other ports, to which the railways provide special services of trains from London.

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  • It has been said with truth that an industrious collector of beetles, butterflies, neuroptera, &c., finds a greater number of species in a circuit of some miles near Tokyo than are exhibited by the whole British Isles.

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  • Though the Dutch were still endeavouring to negotiate a peace with the Council of State which governed in the British Isles after the execution of King Charles I., they made ready for war.

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  • Under the influence of these writers idealism, as above expounded though with difference of interpretation in individual writers, may be said towards the end of the 19th century to have been on its way to becoming the leading philosophy in the British Isles and America.

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  • Cotyledon, a widely distributed genus with about 90 species, is represented in the British Isles by C. Umbilicus, pennywort, or navelwort, which takes its name from the succulent peltate leaves.

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  • This is the race most commonly grown in the British Isles and in central Europe, and includes a large number of sub-races and varieties among which are the finest malting barleys.

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  • Wallace (who includes the Solomon Islands as well as New Guinea in the group) points out that the archipelago "includes two islands larger than Great Britain; and in one of them, Borneo, the whole of the British Isles might be set down, and would be surrounded by a sea of forests.

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  • In 1874 and again in 1875, he presided over the Reunion Conferences held at Bonn and attended by leading ecclesiastics from the British Isles and from the Oriental Church, among whom were Bishop Christopher Wordsworth of Lincoln; Bishop Harold Browne of Ely; Lord Plunket, archbishop of Dublin; Lycurgus, archbishop of Syros and Tenos; Canon Liddon; and Professor Ossinine of St Petersburg.

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  • In the British Isles there are two distinct types, one short and the other long haired.

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  • Cooper presented his native town with a public park of 42 acres, containing lakes representing on a miniature scale the British Isles.

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  • On the other hand the political consolidation of the various continental Teutonic peoples (apart from the Danes) in the 8th century led to the gradual recovery of eastern Germany together with Lower Austria and the greater part of Styria and Carinthia, though Bohemia, Moravia and the basins of the Vistula and the Warthe have always remained mainly Slavonic. In the British Isles the Teutonic element, in spite of temporary checks, eventually became dominant everywhere.

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  • In the British Isles the 1 The name of the fishes of the genus Cyprinus is derived from the island of Cyprus, the ancient sanctuary of Venus; this name is supposed to have arisen from observations of the fecundity and vivacity of carp during the spawning period.

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  • Northern and eastern Europe is inhabited by a larger form (P. major), which differs in nothing but size and more vivid tints from that which is common in the British Isles and western Europe.

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  • Moles are plentiful in the British Isles and Europe, and owing to their lovely velvety coats of exquisite blue shade and to the dearness of other furs are much in demand.

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  • In 1772 it was decided by the English courts that a slave as soon as he set foot on the soil of the British Isles became free; the slave trade, however, continued actively until 1807, when an Act was passed to prevent British subjects dealing in slaves; in 1811 the traffic in slaves was declared to be felony; in 1833 the status of slavery was abolished throughout the British Dominions.

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  • But the colonizing genius which, with the British Isles as centre, has taken up the "white man's burden" in all quarters of the globe, is universally recognized.

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  • It was pointed out by Barrande that early in Palaeozoic Europe there appeared two marine provinces - a northern one extending from Russia to the British Isles through Scandinavia and northern Germany, and a southern one comprising France, Bohemia, the Iberian peninsula and Sardinia.

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  • A really good chemical, mechanical or other method would probably be the means of reviving the flax industry in the remote parts of the British Isles.

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  • A number of species of bamboo are hardy under cultivation in the British Isles.

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  • Looking at Stonehenge from the architectural standpoint, there can be no hesitancy in regarding it as an advanced representative of the ordinary stone circles, some two hundred of which, great and small, are known within the British Isles.

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  • The only countries where the order plays a distinctly subordinate part are some extra-tropical regions of the southern hemisphere, Australia, the Cape, Chili, &c. The proportion of graminaceous species to the whole phanerogamic flora in different countries is found to vary from nearly 4th in the Arctic regions to about 2 nth at the Cape; in the British Isles it is about y2th.

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  • Union Street is one of the most imposing thoroughfares in the British Isles.

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  • Similar changes had, however, been introduced during the preceding century in some parts of the Anglican communion outside the British Isles (see infra).

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  • Among the Calvinistic bodies in the British Isles and abroad kirk-discipline has been a stern reality; but in none of them is there private confession or priestly absolution.

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  • Archaean granite is thus exposed at Yampol and other places in Russia, and this is followed towards the west by Silurian and Devonian beds in regular succession - the Devonian being of the Old Red Sandstone type characteristic of the British Isles and of Northern Russia.

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  • Part of the strategy was to seriosly contemplate the invasion of the British Isles.

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  • There are over 2,200 species of freshwater algae known to exist in the British Isles and there is nothing wrong with them as such.

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  • Some aspects of the synoptic climatology of the British Isles as measured by simple indices.

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  • One writer has had the idea of extending the definition of Murdos throughout the British Isles.

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  • The British Isles represent the northern extremity of the range in the northeast Atlantic, which extends south to Morocco.

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  • This is the most specialized deep-water fishery on the deeper parts of the slope to the west of the British Isles.

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  • The BBC is looking for the best amateur gardener in the British Isles with the launch of BBC Gardener of the Year 2006.

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  • Rhododendron ponticum has become highly invasive in the British Isles following its introduction for horticultural purposes in the 18 th century.

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  • Sea mats are a class of mostly marine animals found around the whole of the British Isles.

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  • Manchester Archives and Local Studies has the microfiche of the IGI for the whole of the British Isles.

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  • Pied wagtail The pied wagtail The Pied Wagtail is found mostly in the British Isles.

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  • Interestingly, this was just 4 years after the introduction of the first pillar boxes into the British Isles from Jersey.

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  • He was a member of the first team to record a non-stop circumnavigation of the British Isles in a high-speed powerboat.

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  • About 25,000 greyhound pups are registered every year in the British Isles.

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  • There have been many accounts in the British Isles of dragons and/or flying reptiles.

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  • The bedrock of the district consists of some of the oldest sedimentary rock of the district consists of some of the oldest sedimentary rock exposed in the British Isles.

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  • This reduces the amount of effort required to undertake what is without doubt the most taxing ridge traverse in the British Isles.

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  • The analysis of the flora of the British Isles will afford an illustration.

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  • The Church of England itself is the subject of a separate article (see Church of England); and it is not without significance that for more than two centuries after the Reformation the history of Anglicanism is practically confined to its developments within the limits of the British Isles.

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  • The bedrock of the district consists of some of the oldest sedimentary rock exposed in the British Isles.

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  • It is more suited to the milder western seaboard climate of the British Isles.

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  • Wales has some of the finest sea trout fisheries in the British Isles.

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  • There are almost 11,000 known shipwreck sites around the British Isles.

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  • Geography, environment and climate During the Triassic, the ' British Isles ' formed part of the supercontinent known as Pangea.

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  • An estimated 176 waterfowl taxa are held in captivity in the British Isles including 40 of the threatened taxa.

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  • We do n't sell unlisted buildings or anything outside the British Isles.

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  • The breed was used originally in the British Isles for bull baiting and dog fighting.

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  • Brambles are found throughout the British Isles and some of the species from America and its habitats are woods, scrub, hedgerows, heaths, waste ground, and banks.

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  • The greatest successes with Himalayan Rhododendrons in the British Isles have been obtained near the sea in the south and south-western counties, where the temperature is equable and moist.

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  • They are native of China and Japan and amenable to cultivation throughout the British Isles.

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  • They're native to Europe and the British Isles.

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  • Celtic knotwork has been a part of Christian artwork for centuries in the British Isles and parts of France and Italy touched by ancient Celtic influence.

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  • Named after the Seventh Earl of Cardigan, a military leader during the Crimean War, the cardigan quickly gained popularity in the British Isles and France.

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  • You may search the 1880 U.S. Census, the 1881 British Isles Census and the 1881 Canadian Census.

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  • From the British Isles comes Most Haunted.

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