British and Irish Isles

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British and Irish Isles

  1. (rare) the British Isles.
    • 1974, Bob Cope, Claudette Cope, European camping and caravaning, page 140:
      The British and Irish Isles are swinging and peaceful, pretentious and friendly, Dickensian gloomy and Carneby fresh, and so much more. There is a bit of everything — except too much sun or tastily-prepared foods. But, of course, it wouldn't be authentic without fog or greasy eggs.
    • 1999, Martin W. Dowling, Tenant right and agrarian society in Ulster, 1600-1870, page 11:
      To understand how a customary tenure developed across the entire province of Ulster, it is necessary to view the development of a capitalist private property system from the broader perspective of the relationship between the capitalist core and its various peripheries in the British and Irish Isles.
    • 2012, Tanja Bueltmann editor, Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010, page 1:
      From the early seventeenth century, when sustained migrations began a process of re-peopling in the emerging colonies of settlement, emigrants from the British and Irish Isles outnumbered those from any other European nation.