2. Noun. (plural of Shetland) ¹
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Definition of Shetlands
1. shetland [n] - See also: shetland
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Literary usage of Shetlands
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Foundations of Society and the Land: A Review of the Social Systems of by John Wynne Jeudwine (1918)
"The Odal Lands of the Orkneys and shetlands.— It is extremely interesting to contrast with this apparently very ancient form of social life over a large ..."
2. Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer: An Old-time Sailor of the Sea by John Randolph Spears (1922)
"... while under the command of Captain Palmer during his second voyage to the South shetlands, is a most interesting and valuable historical document ..."
3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1865)
"On the New Corals from the shetlands. By Dr. JE GHAT, FBS, FLS The author mentioned that two rare and interesting corals had been presented to the British ..."
4. Classical Geography by Henry Fanshawe Tozer (1897)
"The Northern Sea—Thule (probably Mainland in the shetlands)—The Arctic Circle—"Sleeping place of the Sun"—Pytheas' Parallels of Latitude— Wonders of the ..."
5. The Voyage of the "Scotia": Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration in by Robert Neal Rudmose Brown, Robert Cockburn Mossman, James Hunter Harvey Pirie, William Speirs Bruce (1906)
"(2) After landing a new party of five with stores, coal, &c., the vessel was to proceed first to Deception Island, South shetlands, and if necessary to ..."
6. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1893)
"... who spent the summer of 1892 in the shetlands, was good enough, on his return in September last, to allow me to examine the small but interesting ..."