Skye

Skye, next to Lewis the largest of the Hebrides Islands, belongs to the Inner group, and is included in Inverness-shire, from the mainland of which it is separated by the narrow channel Kyle Rhea; has a deeply indented coast-line, and a picturesquely diversified surface of mountain, moor, and loch; the most notable features being the lofty Coolin Hills (highest point 3234 ft.), Loch Coruisk, Glen Sligachan, and the wild columnar height of basalt, the Quiraing; sheep and Highland cattle are raised, and valuable ling, cod, and herring fisheries are carried on in the coastal waters. Portree is the chief town and port, but is little better than a small village.

Population (circa 1900) given as 16,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Skobeleff, Michael * Slade, Felix
Skeat, Walter William
Skeggs, Miss
Skelton, John
Skene, William Forbes
Skerryvore
Skiddaw
Skimpole, Harold
Skinner, John
Skipton
Skobeleff, Michael
Skye
Slade, Felix
Slave Coast
Slavonia
Slavs
Slawkenbergius
Sleeping Beauty
Sleipnir
Sleswick-Holstein
Slick, Sam
Sligo

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Skye in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable