An islet is a small island. As suggested by its origin as islette, an Old French diminutive of "isle", use of the term implies small size, but little attention is given to drawing an upper limit on its applicability. Ait or eyot is a small island, it is used to refer to river islands found on the River Thames and its tributaries in England. Cay or Key – an islet formed by the accumulation of fine sand deposits atop a reef. Motu – A reef islet formed by broken coral and sand, surrounding an atoll. River island – A small islet within the current of a river. Rock – A "rock", in the sense of a type of islet, is an uninhabited landform composed of rock, lying offshore, having at most minimal vegetation. Sandbar – An exposed sandbar is another type of islet. Sea stack – A thin, vertical landform jutting out of a body of water. Skerry – A small rocky island defined to be too small for habitation. Subsidiary islets – A more technical application is to small land features, isolated by water, lying off the shore of a larger island.

Any emergent land in an atoll is called an islet. Tidal island – Often small islands which lie off the mainland of an area, being connected to it in low tide and isolated in high tide. In the Caribbean and West Atlantic, islets are called cays or keys. Rum Cay in the Bahamas and the Florida Keys off Florida are examples of islets. In Normandy and the Channel Islands, they are identified by the French suffix -hou from the Scandinavian -holm. In Scotland and Ireland, they are called inches, from the Gaelic innis, which meant island, but has been supplanted to refer to smaller islands. In Ireland they are termed skerries. In and around Polynesia, islets are known by the term motu, from the term for the coral-rubble islets common to the region. In and around the River Thames in England, small islands are known as eyots. Whether an islet is considered a rock or not can have significant economic consequences under Article 121 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which stipulates that "Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone or continental shelf."

One long-term dispute over the status of such an islet was that of Snake Island. The International Court of Justice jurisprudence however sometimes ignores islets, regardless of inhabitation status, in deciding territorial disputes. There are thousands of islets on Earth: 24,000 islands and islets in the Stockholm archipelago alone; the following is a list of example islets from around the world. Clive Schofield. "Islands or Rocks, Is that the Real Question? The Treatment of Islands in the Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries". In Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Alfred H. A. Soons, Hak-So Kim; the Law of the Sea Convention: US Accession and Globalization. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. Pp. 322–340. ISBN 978-90-04-20136-1. CS1 maint: uses editors parameter

Edward Ruggles-Brise

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Edward Archibald Ruggles-Brise, 1st Baronet was a British Conservative Party politician. He was magistrate and a Deputy Lieutenant for Essex from 1920. In 1939 he was appointed as a Vice Lieutenant of Essex, he served as Member of Parliament for the Maldon constituency in Essex from 1922 until his death in 1942, with a brief interruption from 1923-24 when he narrowly lost the seat to his Labour opponent Valentine Crittall. Ruggles-Brise was interested in agricultural matters, serving on the Smallholdings Committee of Essex County Council and as Chairman of the Parliamentary Agricultural Committee. From 1927, he commanded the 104th Essex Yeomanry Field Brigade R. A. of the Territorial Army. Ruggles-Brise was a landowner and was the owner of Spains Hall in Finchingfield, inherited by his father, Archibald Weyland Ruggles-Brise, on the death of his own father, the politician Samuel Ruggles-Brise, he married twice. Firstly to Agatha Gurney, daughter of John Henry Gurney Jr. a member of the Gurney family of Keswick Hall, Norfolk.

Secondly to Lucy Barbara Pym MBE, daughter of Walter Ruthven Pym, Bishop of Bombay. He was succeeded in 2nd Baronet. In the 1935 Jubilee Honours List, he was made a Baronet, of Spains Hall, in Essex. Craig, F. W. S.. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. Leigh Rayment's list of baronets Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward Ruggles-Brise

Milan (given name)

Milan is a common Slavic male name and less a Roman name. It is derived from the Slavic element mil, with meanings kind and gracious. Milan was a diminutive or nickname for those whose Slavic names began with "Mil-", it is used predominantly by Czechs and Serbs but frequently in Montenegro, Croatia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Bulgaria and Hungary. It was in the top 5 names for boys born in Serbia in 2012, it was in the top 20 names for boys born in Slovakia in 2004. It was the eighth most popular name for boys born in the Netherlands in 2007, seventh in Flanders in 2009, it originates from the Old Slavic word mil, variant: mio, i.e. "beloved", "pleasant", "dear", common at the beginning of many Slavic names. This is the same root in Serbian names like Miloslav, Milica, Miloš, Miodrag, Miomir etc. most of which were first recorded in Serbian sources in the pre-Nemanjić Age. According to the Czech calendar Milan's Day is on 18 June, Slovenian calendar: 11 September, 11 October, 12 November, Croatian calendar: 13 November, Slovak calendar: 27 November, Hungary: 19 May Milan is a name used in Romance-speaking Europe owing to its Ancient Roman meaning of "eager and laborious".

The people named. Milan is a name used in Germany; the given name of the Italian city by that name seemed appropriate. There are some Germans named Milan, it means "kite". Men's versions of the name: Milanek, Milad, Milče, Milček, Milči, Milčo, Milen, Miletus, Milivoj, Milidrag, Milija, Milinko, Milivoj, Milk, Miljan, Miljutin, Milodrag, Miloje, Miloljub, Milorad, Miloš, Milun, Milutin, Mišo Female versions of the name: Milana, Milena, Milijana, Milinka, Milivoje, Mila, Miljanka, Milojka, Milomirka, Milosav, Miloslavka, Miloška, Milovanka, Milunka From the name of Milan and its variants a number of surnames were created; the most famous are: Milanović, Milanković, Milanić, Milač, Miletić, Milić, Miljković, others. Milan I of Serbia, the ruling Prince of Serbia, King of Serbia Milan Agnone, American voice actress Milan Aleksić, Serbian water polo player, Olympic champion Milan the Leather Boy, a New York musician and producer active in the 1960s Milan Balažic, Slovene politician and diplomat Milan Baroš, Czech football player Milan Biševac, Serbian football player Milan Begović, Croatian writer Milan Ftáčnik, Slovak politician, former mayor of Slovak capital city of Bratislava Milán Füst, Hungarian writer Milan Hejduk, Czech ice hockey player Milan Hodža, Slovak Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia Milan Jovanović, several notable people with this name Milan Kangrga, Croatian philosopher Milan Komar, Slovene philosopher Milan Kučan, President of Slovenia Milan Kundera, Czech writer Milan Lucic, Canadian hockey player Milan Lukić, Serbian war criminal Milan Máčala, Czech football coach Milan Mačvan, Serbian basketball player Milan Michálek, Czech ice hockey player Milan Mladenović, Serbian musician Milan Nedić, Prime Minister of Nazi-occupied Serbia Milan Obrenović II, Prince of Serbia Milan Piqué, Son of Colombian singer Shakira Mebarak and Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué Milan Pogačnik, Slovenian politician Milan Puskar, Serbian-American entrepreneur Milan Rapaić, Croatian football player Milan Rešetar, Serbian linguist and historian Milan Rúfus, Slovak poet Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician and astronomer, general of French Army Milan Stanković, Serbian singer Milan Šašik, Slovak bishop Milan Šufflay, Croatian historian and politician Milan Uzelac, Serbian poet and essayist Milan Vaclavik, Slovak military general and defense minister Milan Vidmar, Slovene engineer, chess player, philosopher Slavic names Milano #People