from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A recess, such as a bay or cove, along a coast.
- n. A stream or bay leading inland, as from the ocean; an estuary.
- n. A narrow passage of water, as between two islands.
- n. A drainage passage, as to a culvert.
- n. An opening providing a means of entrance or intake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To let in; admit.
- v. To insert; inlay.
- n. A body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary.
- n. A passage that leads into a cavity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a place of ingress; entrance
- n. A bay or recess, as in the shore of a sea, lake, or large river; a narrow strip of water running into the land or between islands.
- n. That which is let in or inlaid; an inserted material.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To let in; admit.
- To insert; inlay.
- n. A passage or opening by which an inclosed place may be entered; place of ingress; entrance.
- n. A waterway leading into a sea or lake, and forming part of it; a strip of water running from a larger body into the land; a creek; a channel.
- n. Inserted material.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
- n. an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container
A Gentleman refers to Cordelia in eremite terms: she "redeems inlet from a ubiquitous curse" of sinfulness so dramatically demonstrated in Lear's elder daughters.
This affinity with inlet is related to a aged man's direct for justice.
I do think the detritus laden water coming out of that inlet is good overall for the gulf, providing much protein for the food chain in the form of Mangrove detritus.
All the gentlemen agreed that this was the best bird they had eaten since they left England; and in honour of it they called the inlet Bustard Bay.
All the gentlemen agreed that this was the best bird they had eaten since they left England; and in honour of it they called the inlet Bustard
The Sechelt Marsh near the inlet is a haven for birdwatchers.
Cook called the inlet in which the ship lay Thirsty Sound.
Also known as the Tuwayyil el-Kibrít, the “Little-long (Ridge) of Brimstone,” it appears from afar a reddish pyramid rising about two miles inland of an inlet, which is said to be safe navigation.
Firefly it would be advisable to land, as soon as possible, the horses on the west bank of the river above the second inlet, that is, if there is any chance of the Firefly being delayed in proceeding up the river.
East and north the small boats skirted the mist-draped shores, returning at midnight with word the inlet was a closed shore.