a small island.
to make into or as if into an isle.
to place on or as if on an isle.
- isleless, adjective
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How to use isle in a sentence
About 125 million years ago, herds of inguanodontians browsed in a conifer-filled river valley in what is now the isle of Wight, off of southern England.An overlooked fossil turned out to be a new herbivorous dinosaur with an oddly shaped nose | Philip Kiefer | November 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
This gin is made with 22 hand-foraged botanicals from the Scottish isle of Islay, nine berries, and an array of barks and peels.
According to Gostling, the isle of Wight is the best place in Europe to find dinosaur fossils, and one of the top ten places in the world, partially because the isle is eroding.The land-dwelling ‘hell heron’ was a 30-foot aquatic assassin | Elana Spivack | October 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
The isle later became known as “Rat Island”, named for the abundant rat population that soon took over.How scientists helped Alaska’s “Rat Island” shake off its namesake rodents | Ellie Shechet | March 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
A few lines of text describe a darkness spreading over the world emanating from a distant isle where the realm of spirits and men mingle.
Regardless, that goes double for a hippy isle full of expats and pungent pot known as Bocas del Toro.
Yet another example is Belle isle, a gorgeous 982-acre gem floating in the Detroit River.
Diana found to have Irish ancestry - so will William, Kate and baby George now visit the Emerald isle?
Lest you forget our planet has a molten core, this volatile Italian isle will set you straight.It’s a Big, Big World: Sights That Make You Feel Small | Lonely Planet | December 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was living on his own in a comfortable apartment on the isle St Louis.
He and his wife seated themselves at table one Tuesday evening, a few weeks after their return from Grand isle.
Monsieur Ratignolle was delighted to see her, though he found her looking not so well as at Grand isle, and he advised a tonic.
One afternoon early in the year 1889 two gentlemen from the isle of Man called upon me at my office.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Edna was sobbing, just as she had wept one midnight at Grand isle when strange, new voices awoke in her.
On rainy or melancholy days Edna went out and sought the society of the friends she had made at Grand isle.
British Dictionary definitions for isle
an island, esp a small one: used in literature and (when cap.) in place names
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