Arran



an island in SW Scotland, in the Firth of Clyde. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km).
Contemporary Examples

Arran Bardige smoothes over his T-shirt and baggy jeans, glancing nervously at his phone.
’90s Soap Star Antonio Sabato Jr. Is My Wingman Lizzie Crocker August 19, 2013

Historical Examples

The morning is fine and the wind abated, so that the coast of Arran looks extremely well.
Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 4 (of 10) John Gibson Lockhart.

The Erle of Arran thus being established in the governement.
The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6) John Knox

The story was perhaps a fable, but Arran had been uttering threats.
John Knox and the Reformation Andrew Lang

You shall go over to Arran, and use your best powers of persuasion.
Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever

The Regent possesses Edinburgh: Arran is proclaimed traitor, 185.
The History of the Reformation of Religion in Scotland John Knox

The Honorable Mrs. Erskine and her daughter are coming to Arran.
Nancy Stair Elinor Macartney Lane

Those at the southern end are very lofty; the tallest of which is Arran, which lifts its head to the clouds like a huge loaf.
Wild Wales George Borrow

“I want to see neither Sandy nor any of the Arran people,” she answered.
Nancy Stair Elinor Macartney Lane

Of the alleged furnace at “Goatfield in Arran” there are no records or remains to be found in Arran to-day.
Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

noun
an island off the SW coast of Scotland, in the Firth of Clyde. Pop: 5045 (2001). Area: 427 sq km (165 sq miles)

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