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one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. 3 sq. mi. (8 sq. km).
any of several breeds of cattle raised originally in the Channel Islands, as the Jersey or Guernsey.
Historical Examples

In the year 1814 several of the chief smuggling merchants at Alderney left that notorious island and settled at Cherbourg.
King’s Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855 E. Keble Chatterton

Do you know the colour of Alderney cream when it’s ready to be skimmed?
The Diva’s Ruby F. Marion Crawford

Jeremiah Pixley is in Alderney and has written to Charles begging his help to get on his way.
Pearl of Pearl Island John Oxenham

They’d ask me to meet an Alderney bull and entertain him till they send for him.
An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson

Well, just step a-here and take a peek at this fine Alderney o’ mine.
Dorothy at Skyrie Evelyn Raymond

An enstatite-augite-diorite is sent from Alderney for road-making.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7 Various

In the list itself it is marked as belonging to Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark.
Birds of Guernsey (1879) Cecil Smith

Sailed with the pirate Captain Heidon, and was wrecked on Alderney in the year 1564.
The Pirates’ Who’s Who Philip Gosse

Then I strained my eyes ahead, trying to penetrate the darkness and discern Alderney Light, but in vain.
Jethou E. R. Suffling

It occurs also in Alderney in the autumn, but I have not seen it there in the breeding-season.
Birds of Guernsey (1879) Cecil Smith

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
an early, but now extinct, breed of dairy cattle originating from the island of Alderney


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