Saturday, January 30, 2016
Definitions for isthmus
- a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.
- Anatomy, Zoology. a connecting, usually narrow, part, organ, or passage, especially when joining structures or cavities larger than itself.
- Ichthyology. the narrow fleshy area between the sides of the lower jaw of a fish.
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Citations for isthmus
So I again kept to the open beaches as I made my way west, until I came to the town of Coátzacoálcos, what you now call Espíritu Santo, which was the terminus of the north-south trade route across the narrow isthmus of Tecuantépec.
As we approached the slim isthmus that connects Gotland to Furillen, he asked, “Is it time?”