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isthmus
used in Leaves of Grass

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Definition
a narrow strip of land (with water on each side) that connects two larger areas of land
  • See revolving the globe, The ancestor-continents away group'd together, The present and future continents north and south, with the isthmus between.
    Book 2 — Starting from Paumanok (8% in)
  • ...age and your unheal'd wounds you mounted the scaffold;) I would sing in my copious song your census returns of the States, The tables of population and products, I would sing of your ships and their cargoes, The proud black ships of Manhattan arriving, some fill'd with immigrants, some from the isthmus with cargoes of gold, Songs thereof would I sing, to all that hitherward comes would welcome give, And you would I sing, fair stripling! welcome to you from me, young prince of England!
    Book 17 — BIRDS OF PASSAGE (81% in)

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