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Definition of the Farne Islands from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Farne Islands

 
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a group of small islands off the coast of north-east England. Nobody lives there, and the many birds and seals (= large sea animals) that go there are protected by law. The islands are perhaps best known because Grace Darling lived in a lighthouse (= a tower containing a strong light to warn or guide ships) on one of them.