Wight, Isle of

Wight, Isle of, an island in the S. of England, included in Hampshire, from which it is separated by the channel of the Solent (q.v.); it is of triangular shape, is 23 m. of utmost length, and about 14 m. of utmost breadth; it is traversed by a range of chalk downs from E. to W.; the soil is fertile, especially in the E.; the scenery rich and varied, and the climate charming; Newport is the capital in the centre; near Cowes is Osborne House, the summer residence of Queen Victoria.

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

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