isthmus

Part of speech: noun

A narrow body of land connecting two larger bodies.

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Usage examples "isthmus":

  1. After two years I returned home by way of the Isthmus, when other and new interests claimed my time and attention, and I would only hear now and again that one and then another and yet others had left the trail and passed over the dividing ridge into the land where camps neither break nor move on. - "In the Early Days along the Overland Trail in Nebraska Territory, in 1852", Gilbert L. Cole.
  2. The present condition of the Isthmus of Panama, in so far as regards the security of persons and property passing over it, requires serious consideration. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. He referred to the Charleston Mercury as having been very unjust, and then putting his feet together, and with his head on one shoulder, he said: " I am like a man on a narrow isthmus, without a friend on either side." - "Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1", George Boutwell.