from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Extending across an isthmus, as at Suez or Panama.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Extending across an isthmus: used chiefly with reference to the isthmus of Suez, or to that joining North and South America.
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The Bancroft Library transcriptions were made in 1869, a product of the cycle of research into the Colombian national archive by readers seeking documents relative to the isthmus in order to establish the most appropriate site for a transisthmian canal.
A transisthmian railroad was constructed by an American company.
Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, has been accompanied by results of a most interesting and impressive nature, and has created new conditions, not in the routes of commerce only, but in political geography, which powerfully affect our relations toward and necessarily increase our interests in any transisthmian route which may be opened and employed for the ends of peace and traffic, or, in other contingencies, for uses inimical to both.
Under the auspices of the government, M. Lesseps commenced a transisthmian canal, which would open communication between the M.diterranean Sea and the
If it is an advantage to gain an hour or two in transit ten years hence by having no transisthmian shipping facilities for the ten years in the meantime, then it might as well be argued that it would be better to project a sea-level canal 300 feet wide at every point, so that the commerce of the year 2000 may be properly provided for.
Vast commercial and political consequences will follow the opening of the transisthmian waterway.
Modern Panamanian history has been shaped by its transisthmian canal, which had been a dream since the beginning of Spanish colonization.
A lock canal can be built which will meet all requirements; it can be built deep enough and wide enough to accommodate the largest vessels afloat; it can be so built that transit across the Isthmus can be effected in a reasonably short period of time -- in a word, it is a practical project, which will solve every pending question involved in the construction of a transisthmian canal in a practical way, at a reasonable cost, and within a reasonable period of time.