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peninsula
used in The Scarlet Letter

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a large mass of land projecting into a body of water — especially if connected to the larger land mass by an isthmus
  • 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.
    Chapter 5 — Hester at her Needle (27% in)
  • ...surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty—its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame—its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of the peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other—such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
    Introductory (13% in)
  • A clump of scrubby trees, such as alone grew on the peninsula, did not so much conceal the cottage from view, as seem to denote that here was some object which would fain have been, or at least ought to be, concealed.
    Chapter 5 — Hester at her Needle (30% in)
  • There were a few rose-bushes, however, and a number of apple-trees, probably the descendants of those planted by the Reverend Mr. Blackstone, the first settler of the peninsula; that half mythological personage who rides through our early annals, seated on the back of a bull.
    Chapter 7 — The Governor's Hall (95% in)
  • One afternoon, walking with Pearl in a retired part of the peninsula, she beheld the old physician with a basket on one arm and a staff in the other hand, stooping along the ground in quest of roots and herbs to concoct his medicine withal.
    Chapter 13 — Another View of Hester (99% in)
  • For several days, however, she vainly sought an opportunity of addressing him in some of the meditative walks which she knew him to be in the habit of taking along the shores of the Peninsula, or on the wooded hills of the neighbouring country.
    Chapter 16 — A Forest Walk (3% in)
  • The road, after the two wayfarers had crossed from the Peninsula to the mainland, was no other than a foot-path.
    Chapter 16 — A Forest Walk (13% in)

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