Hoy sentence example
- Scapa Flow contains several good anchorages, the best being Longhope in the island of Hoy.
- The highest hills are found in Hoy.
- Excepting on the west fronts of Pomona, Hoy and Rousay, the coast-line of the islands is deeply indented, and the islands themselves are divided from each other by straits generally called sounds or firths, though off the north-east of Hoy the designation Bring Deeps is used, south of Pomona is Scapa Flow and to the south-west of Eday is found the Fall of Warness.
- The very names of the islands indicate their nature, for the terminal a or ay is the Norse ey, meaning "island," which is scarcely disguised even in the words Pomona and Hoy.
- The upper division of the Old Red Sandstone is found only in Hoy, where it forms the Old Man and neighbouring cliffs on the N.W.Advertisement
- Near Haco's Ness in Shapinsay there is a small exposure of amygdaloidal diabase which is of course older than that in Hoy.
- Local moraines are found in some of the valleys in Pomona and Hoy.
- Shorthorns and polled Angus are the commonest breeds of cattle; the sheep are mostly Cheviots and a Cheviot-Leicester cross, but the native sheep are still reared in considerable numbers in Hoy and South Ronaldshay; pigs are also kept on several of the islands, and the horses - as a rule hardy, active and small, though larger than the famous Shetland ponies - are very numerous, but mainly employed in connexion with agricultural work.
- Hoy (q.v.; 1216) is the southernmost of the larger islands.
- Flotta (372), east of Hoy, was the home for a long time of the Scandinavian compiler of the Codex Flotticensis, which furnished Thorrnodr Torfaeus (1636-1719), the Icelandic antiquary, with many of the facts for his History of Norway, more particularly with reference to the Norse occupation of Orkney.Advertisement
- Between Hoy and Pomona are Hunda (8), Cava (17), and Graemsay (195), which has excellent soil and is mostly under cultivation.
- The detached pillar or stack called the Old Man of Hoy (450 ft.) is a well-known landmark to sailors.
- Hoy is commonly approached from Stromness, there being piers at n Linksess, the nearest point to Graemsay, and at Hackness, South Ness and North Bay, the last three all on the harbour of Long Hope.
- Thus the Old Man of Hoy in Orkney is a huge column of yellow sandstone between 400 and 500 ft.
- Hoy is the only island in Orkney where you can see grasshoppers.Advertisement
- Orkney police said they were concerned over the disappearance of an eccentric loner living rough on Hoy.
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