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peninsula
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
a large mass of land projecting into a body of water — especially if connected to the larger land mass by an isthmus
  • But the Duke of Wellington was really alive, and Bony had not been long dead; therefore Mr. Poulter's reminiscences of the Peninsular War were removed from all suspicion of being mythical.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (53% in)
  • —don't step where the cows have been!" he added, pointing to a peninsula of dry grass, with trodden mud on each side of it; for Tom's contemptuous conception of a girl included the attribute of being unfit to walk in dirty places.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected (39% in)
  • There was a great improvement in his bearing, for example; and some credit on this score was due to Mr. Poulter, the village schoolmaster, who, being an old Peninsular soldier, was employed to drill Tom,—a source of high mutual pleasure.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (48% in)

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