n. a piece of land almost completely surrounded by water but joined to a larger mass of land
The ferocity of these outbreaks across the Eyre peninsula has taken the most hardened fire fighters by surprise.
The threat also has prompted some European countries to close their embassies in Yemen, where an al-Qaeda affiliate that is considered one of the most dangerous - al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - is based.
Sentence in Classic:
In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
We left her standing upon the thin peninsula of firm, peaty soil which tapered out into the widespread bog.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
On the outskirts of the town, within the verge of the peninsula, but not in close vicinity to any other habitation, there was a small thatched cottage.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
For we learn that in the ancient times of which I speak, from the mountains which divide Tuscany from Lombardy down to the extreme point of Italy, there dwelt numerous free nations, such as the Etruscans, the Romans, and the Samnites, besides many others in other parts of the Peninsula.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context