isle

Part of speech: noun

An island; chiefly poetical.

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Usage examples "isle":

  1. And again the little company tore frantically down the street toward the dock where the Cabrillo was tugging at her anchor, waiting for the signal to steam away to the Enchanted Isle on her daily voyage. - "Tabitha's Vacation", Ruth Alberta Brown.
  2. He smiled and said: Such a voice I looked not to hear on the Isle of the Young and the Old. - "The Water of the Wondrous Isles", William Morris.
  3. The Isle of Pines, so far from being an inconsiderable spot, as I had believed, is not less than 14 or 15 miles over in a south- east and north- west direction; it is high and remarkable in the middle, being quite a pointed hill, sloping towards the extremities, which are very low; the low land had many tall pine- trees upon it; these trees, in length, seemed exceedingly to surpass those of Norfolk Island, but their branches did not appear to extend so far from the body of the tree. - "An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island", John Hunter.