British and Irish Isles
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- (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.