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Wight

Isle of. an island and county of S England in the English Channel. Administrative centre: Newport. Pop.: 136 300 (2003 est.). Area: 380 sq. km (147 sq. miles)
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Here was a lifelong inhabitant of the Isle of Wight who never had heard of either Germany or England!
But he assured me that until we came he had thought that there were no other peoples in the world other than the Grubittens, who consist of the Eastenders and the Westenders of the ancient Isle of Wight.
"Isle of Wight!" repeated David, looking about him with that dignity with which he had long been wont to silence the whispering echoes of his school; "'tis a brave tune, and set to solemn words!
However, all the things indispensable to be said are said, and all the things indispensable to be done are done (including Lady Tippins's yawning, falling asleep, and waking insensible), and there is hurried preparation for the nuptial journey to the Isle of Wight, and the outer air teems with brass bands and spectators.
But, there is another time to come, and it comes in about a fortnight, and it comes to Mr and Mrs Lammle on the sands at Shanklin, in the Isle of Wight.
A BODY has been found in the search for a north-east woman who went missing on the Isle of Wight.
Wight Tea Company was one of the exhibitors at the Feb.
THE promoter of the Isle of Wight Festival has said the "iconic event" still sends "shivers up his spine" 50 years since its first incarnation.
The series was based on the best-selling books written by Glasgow vet Alf Wight under the name James Herriot.
The settlement highlights the deep communal beliefs of early Mormon apostle Lyman Wight, who lived in a communal settlement before his conversion to the Latter-day Saint movement and participated in several Mormon communal ventures.
When asked how likely respondents were to take children on holiday during school time following a High Court ruling that an Isle of Wight father should not have been fined for doing so, 56% of respondents with children of school age said they would take their child away during term time.