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Shetland Islands.
Also called Shetland Islands. a group of about 100 islands (fewer than 20 inhabited), off the N coast of Scotland, which constitute an island authority of Scotland: a Norse dependency from the 8th century until 1472; noted for the breeding of Shetland ponies, knitwear manufacturing, and fishing; oil-related industries. Administrative centre: Lerwick. Pop: 21 870 (2003 est). Area: 1426 sq km (550 sq miles) Official name (until 1974) Zetland


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  • Shetland-islands

    [shet-luh nd] /ˈʃɛt lənd/ plural noun 1. an island group NE of the Orkney Islands: northernmost part of Great Britain. 550 sq. mi. (1425 sq. km).

  • Shetland-pony

    noun 1. one of a breed of small but sturdy, rough-coated ponies, raised originally in the Shetland Islands. Shetland pony noun 1. a very small sturdy breed of pony with a long shaggy mane and tail Also called sheltie

  • Shetland-wool

    noun 1. the fine wool undercoat pulled by hand from Shetland sheep. 2. thin, loosely twisted wool yarn for knitting or weaving. Shetland wool noun 1. a fine loosely twisted wool yarn spun from the fleece of Shetland sheep and used esp for sweaters

  • Sheuch

    noun 1. a furrow, ditch, or trench. verb (used with object) 2. to plow or dig (a furrow, ditch, etc.). noun 1. (Scot, dialect) a ditch or trough

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