How to use Isle-of-wight in a sentence
Following on this he made an interesting experiment, using Morse's method, to connect the Isle of Wight telegraphically with the mainland, by conduction across the Solent in two places, during a temporary failure of the submarine cable in 1882 in that channel.
P. Granville put into practice between Alum Bay in the Isle of Wight and the Needles lighthouse a method which depends upon conduction through sea water.
With this apparatus some of Marconi's earliest successes, such as telegraphing across the English Channel, were achieved, and telegraphic communication at the rate of fifteen words or so a minute established between the East Goodwin lightship and the South Foreland lighthouse, also between the Isle of Wight and the Lizard in Cornwall.
In January 1901 he telegraphed without difficulty by electric waves from the Isle of Wight to the Lizard, viz.
Phosphatic nodules occur also in the Chloritic Marl of the Isle of Wight and Dorsetshire, and at Wroughton, near Swindon.Advertisement
Regular passenger steamers serve Yarmouth in the Isle of Wight.
He attended the queen in her flight to France in 1646, but disapproved of the prince's journey thither, and retired to Jersey, subsequently aiding in the king's escape to the Isle of Wight.
Dying at Rouen in 1439, he left by Isabel, widow of Richard Beauchamp, earl of Worcester, a son, Earl Henry, who was created duke of Warwick, 1445, and is alleged, but without authority, to have been crowned king of the Isle of Wight by Henry VI.
Although exceedingly near-sighted, Tennyson was a very close observer of nature, and at the age of eighty his dark and glowing eyes, which were still strong, continued to permit him to enjoy the delicate features of country life around him, both at Aldworth and in the Isle of Wight.
In that year Walsingham married a second time, his first wife having died in 1564; his second was also a widow, Ursula, daughter of Henry St Barbe and widow of Sir Richard Worsley of Appuldurcombe, captain of the Isle of Wight.Advertisement
Landowners refused sites, and in the Isle of Wight the people worshipped for many months in a quarry.
Lastly, even the Isle of Wight appears to have had a dynasty of its own.
Here he rescued the pagan folk from an impending famine, sent preachers to the Isle of Wight and founded a monastery at Selsey.
In the Isle of Wight there is a pair of pendulums arranged as in fig.
According to Bede, dEthelwald, king of Sussex, had been previously baptized in Mercia at the suggestion of Wulfhere, who presented him with the Isle of Wight and the district about the Meon.Advertisement
From this date lordship of the Isle of Wight was always associated with ownership of the castle, which thus became the seat of government of the island.
Portsmouth Harbour opens into Spithead, one of the arms of the Channel separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland.
There is a railway station (Portsmouth Harbour) on the Hard, from which passenger steamers serve Ryde in the Isle of Wight.
The engagement made with Charles, then a prisoner in the Isle of Wight in 1647, which promised him support on condition of his sanctioning the Solemn League and Covenant and pledging himself to set up after three years a church according to the Confession of Faith, was protested against by the assembly; and from this came the famous " Act of Classes " by which the Covenanters disqualified for public office and even for military service all who had been parties to the engagement.
In 1830 he was presented by Bishop Sumner of Winchester to the rectory of Brightstone in the Isle of Wight.Advertisement
West Cowes is served by the Isle of Wight Central railway.
The east and south coasts show considerable stretches of uniform uninflected coast-line, and except for the Farne Islands and Holy Island in the extreme north, the flat islands formed by ramifications of the estuaries on the Essex and north Kent coasts, and the Isle of Wight in the south, they are without islands.
A flat coast follows as far as Selsey Bill and Spithead, but the south coast 410 [Physical Geography] of the Isle of Wight shows a succession of splendid cliffs.
From the upland of Salisbury Plain, which corresponds to the axis of the anticline marking the centre of the double fold into which the strata of the south of England have been thrown, the great Chalk escarpment runs north-eastward; fingers of Chalk run eastward one each side of the Weald, forming the North and South Downs, while the southern edge of the Chalk sheet appears from beneath the Tertiary strata at several places on the south coast, and especially in the Isle of Wight.
Special provision has also been made for the highways in the Isle of Wight and in South Wales, where the roads were formerly regulated by special acts, and not by the ordinary Highway Acts.Advertisement
Being lord of the Isle of Wight at the time, he was in 1467 appointed one of the ambassadors to treat with the duke of 1 Rivers and Canals, znd ed.
By the help of the prime minister he entered parliament for the borough of Newtown in the Isle of Wight in July 1793.
It forms the southern and residential quarter of Portsmouth, and overlooks Spithead, the inlet of the English Channel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland on the north-east.
The principal buildings are All Saints church, erected in 1870 from the designs of Sir Gilbert Scott, and other churches, the market house and town hall, the Royal Victoria Yacht club-house, the theatre and the Royal Isle of Wight Infirmary.
In the Isle of Wight a serious epidemic broke out in 1906 which caused great destruction to bee-life in the following year.Advertisement
They settled in Kent and the Isle of Wight together with the adjacent parts of Hampshire.
Fossil wood of the Pinites type (Pityoxylon) has been described from England, France, Germany, Sweden, Spitsbergen, North America and elsewhere; some of the best British examples have been obtained from the so-called Pine-raft, the remains of water-logged and petrified wood of Lower Greensand age, seen at low water near Brook Point in the Isle of Wight.
Among the fruits Ettingshausen records Quercus, Liquidambar, Laurus, Nyssa, Diospyros, Symplocos, Magnolia, Victoria, Hightea, Sapindus, Cupania, Eugenia, Eucalyptus, Amygdalus; he suggests that the fruits of the London Clay of Sheppey may belong to the same plants as the leaves found at Alum Bay in the Isle of Wight.
The Diocese has three archdeacons, one of whom serves the Isle of Wight.
Growing up on the traveling fairgrounds he went on to become a wealthy nightclub owner on the Isle of Wight.Advertisement
Moving to the Isle of Wight The Town of Cowes is internationally famed for the Cowes Week sailing regatta held annually in August.
Andrew Goddard's oil paintings are of the tidal mud flats of the river Yar in the Isle of Wight.
Ferries, including the hovercraft - to Hayling Island, the Isle of Wight and Gosport.
The entrance was quite lumpy with poor visibility across to the Isle of Wight.
Jerry, driving a minibus, entered the picture around 3am, on his way home to north London from the Isle of Wight.Advertisement
It is an excellent vantage point with spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Wight.
A couple from the Isle of Wight recently spent a weekend in North Devon to receive some help with their miniature poodle.
A major beach recharge project was completed in 1987, using shingle dredged from the seabed off the Isle of Wight.
The delightfully secluded location on the Isle of Wight makes any holiday here feel almost like you're abroad.
Currently promoting their latest album ' Supernature ', Goldfrapp are set to bring a sprinkling of glamor to the Isle Of Wight Festival.Advertisement
A totally trustworthy gentleman called Johnny Quinn offered us a residency at the Ryde Castle Hotel on the Isle of Wight.
Mrs Chaplin Year 8 Visit to Little Canada, Isle of Wight This year 70 students enjoyed this residential activity weekend.
The Isle of Wight has a more imposing wench, clothed with a little drapery.
In 1978, The Prince took time off from the Regatta to go windsurfing off the Isle of Wight.
He speedily secured the admission of the secluded members, having meanwhile been in continual communication with Monk, was again one of the fresh council of state, consisting entirely of friends of the Restoration, and accepted from Monk a commission to be governor of the Isle of Wight and captain of a company of foot.Advertisement
But Charles left his ally in the lurch and concluded the peace of Crepy that same month; and in 1545 Henry had to face alone a French invasion of the Isle of Wight.
The French attempted to retaliate in 1545, and burnt some villages in the Isle of Wight and on the coast of Sussex.
The delightfully secluded location on the Isle of Wight makes any holiday here feel almost like you 're abroad.
Gilliesii is a beautiful sub-tropical tree which thrives against walls in the Isle of Wight.
Peter Pan - Peter Pan's world and theme park is a children's amusement park located on the Isle of Wight.
Bear Grylls was born on June 7, 1974 in Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom.
Born in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, as Edward Michael Grylls, Bear spent most of his childhood on the Isle of Wight.