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isthmus

is muhs

  • n  a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
  • n  a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure

  • Last week the Finns rushed troops north from the isthmus and in a surprise attack recaptured Salla, cutting this Russian column off from its base, leaving it marooned somewhere .
  • At first glance the five Muslim provinces at the tip of the Thai isthmus are some of the sleepiest communities in this largely Buddhist country.
  • Police and court structures on the isthmus seem almost useless to most citizens; homicide rates are the highest in the western hemisphere and conviction rates among the lowest.
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  • Woodrow Wilson in Family Security Matters
    28th President Woodrow Wilson stated in his Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 23, 1913: "We have seen the practical completion of a great work at the Isthmus of Panama which not only exemplifies the nation's abundant capacity of its public servants...
  • Bjorn in The Local
    The bridge manifested primarily a mental change. Physically, it is like an isthmus that connects us to the continent. We had always felt close to Denmark, but the bridge was like a pointer - symbolically, it showed the way forward,Malmö...
  • Bill Casey in Victoria Star
    Discovering that "certainly caught my attention," Casey says. "All of our links go across that low isthmus - the TransCanada, the CN line, our telecommunications. If we lost that, it would isolate Nova Scotia. It's kind of ironic that we're...

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