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Sark, Fr. Sercq (sĕrk), island (1991 pop. 575), 2 sq mi (5 sq km), in the English Channel, E of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. It is divided into Great Sark and Little Sark, which are connected by a natural causeway, the Coupée. The interior is reached through tunnels from Creux Harbour, the landing place, on the east. The island belongs to Guernsey bailiwick; its local government, which dated to the mid-16th cent., was a survival of the feudal system, but in 2008 the establishment of an elected parliament and the adoption of changes to the judiciary were approved. The resident economic activity is agriculture.

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Sark One of the Channel Islands of the United Kingdom, divided into Great Sark and Little Sark, which are connected by a causeway. Sark is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey with a feudal organization dating from the late 17th century. There are no cars and the residents pay no income tax. The population swells in the summer with an influx of tourists. Area: 5.5sq km (2.1sq mi). Pop. (1996) 550.

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sark (dial.) shirt, chemise. XIII. ME. (north.) serk — ON. serkr :- Gmc. *sarkiz, f. base repr. also by OE. serće, syrċ(e).
Hence sark vb. clothe with a sark; (in building) cover (a roof) with planks. XV.

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