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  • n. Plural form of peninsula.


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  • This again was due to many physical causes such as peninsulas parting from continents as islands, islands joining and making new continents, continents breaking up or effecting junction with or being isolated from one another.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • This historical contrast between center and periphery of continents reappears in smaller land masses, such as peninsulas and islands.

    Influences of Geographic Environment On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography

  • He packed his notebook and camera and set out for the west coast of Canada, north of Vancouver, a vast, rugged mosaic of islands, peninsulas and waterways at the edge of the continent.

    Land’s End

  • It has happened in spades on the Baja and Yucatan peninsulas where foreigners, mostly Americans, have bragged publicly about acquiring beach front properties in places like Tulum and Ensenada for what they considered chump change forcing the locals into federal housing or dismal swamps or the barest of hillside ghettos while inducing a backbreaking increase in their cost of living.

    Safety in lakeside

  • If you want to get away from it all in one of the most beautiful places you'll ever see, head out into the Sounds, the waterways, islands and peninsulas that create the northern boundary of Marlborough.

    Meg Hemphill: A Tour of New Zealand Wine Country

  • Stretching for more than 500 miles along the coast of Alaska, the Tongass includes islands, peninsulas, and fjords laced with small springs, streams, and rivers that that flow into pristine saltwater bays.

    Carl Pope: Sometimes the Good Guys Win -- But Slowly

  • Shetland? and all the remote islands, peninsulas and highlands? are a 24/7 part of the UK.

    No more wild stereotypes about Shetland

  • She showed early signs of restlessness when her lava had barely cooled, by reaching out with long jetties and peninsulas.

    ADRIFT • by Andrew S. Fuller

  • Europe, with its centrifugal rivers, its peninsulas and mountain ranges, is very hard to unify by conquest.

    Triumph of The Idea Smugglers

  • The complaint says Ms. Pulver was studying for her high school exams in her bedroom at home in Mosman, an exclusive Sydney enclave, occupying a series of peninsulas a 20-minute ferry ride north of the city's famed Opera House.

    Australian 'Collar Bomb' Suspect Is Detained


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