isle

Definitions

  • SALVAGE VESSELS OFF YARMOUTH, ISLE OF WIGHT
    SALVAGE VESSELS OFF YARMOUTH, ISLE OF WIGHT
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n isle a small island
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Although identified with Scotland, bagpipes are actually a very ancient instrument, introduced into the British Isles by the Romans.
    • Isle (Zoöl) A spot within another of a different color, as upon the wings of some insects.
    • Isle An island. "Imperial rule of all the seagirt isles ."
    • n Isle See Aisle.
    • v. t Isle To cause to become an island, or like an island; to surround or encompass; to island. "Isled in sudden seas of light."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Falkland Isles (pop. about 2000) has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).
    • n isle An island.
    • n isle In entomology, same as islet, 2.
    • isle To cause to become or appear like an isle; insulate; island.
    • isle To dwell on an isle.
    • n isle An old spelling of aisle.
    • n isle A hot coal; an ember: usually in the plural.
    • isle a short platform, generally protected by posts, placed in the middle of a busy street as a convenience and a temporary stopping-place in crossing the street and as a place of safety in avoiding passing vehicles. Also called refuge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Isle īl an island
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
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    “It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. isle, F. île, L. insula,; cf. Lith. sala,. Cf. Insulate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. ile, yle—O. Fr. isle (Fr. île)—L. insula, considered to be so called because lying in salo, in the main sea, L. salum being akin to Gr. salos, the main sea.

Usage

In literature:

When we reached Penzance I bought a compass and a chart containing many particulars about the Scilly Isles.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
The Isle of Ely was in those days a real island in the midst of the waters of the fens.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
An Isle to the West of Sebo.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
There may be heard, at night, in most hotels in the Western Isles, the riotous scampering of rats overhead and along the walls.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
And through all the Green Isle, where dwelt the Dedannan people, there also was spread the fame of the beauty of the children of Lir.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Six miles south-east of Bridgwater is the Isle of Athelney, a peninsula in the marsh between the Parrett and the Tone.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Of the first rank are those gathered not far from the confines of the mediaeval Isle of France.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
A boat was swung out, speedily manned, and headed for the shelving beach of St Mary's Isle.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
A BAY SCENE, ISLE OF RHODES.
"Frederic Lord Leighton" by Ernest Rhys
The Governor then decided that a merchant vessel would suffice for his purposes, and set sail again, upon a ship of the Isle of Wight.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
However, he next came to the Isle of the Winds, which floated about in the ocean, and was surrounded by a brazen wall.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Then she looked around in the other direction at the mainland to the northwest of Ellen's Isle.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
It would act on the social state of the occupants of the British Isles, and act on the physical condition of the soil.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
It seemed it was an isle where no traders came.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The captain was well acquainted with the exact spot: a little isle of dry land in the midst of the swamp.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
The name "Isle au garce," found in the plan of the river, is not easy of explanation.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
That is the Isle of Demons.
"Marguerite De Roberval" by T. G. Marquis
In rough weather it requires no little courage to make one's way in a steamer from Tobermory to Portree, the capital of the Isle of Skye.
"The Cruise of the Elena or Yachting in the Hebrides" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The troops debarked on the Isle of Orleans, a little below Quebec.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
The Isle of Gallo became uninhabitable, and Pizarro and his men made a frail raft and sailed north seventy-five miles to the Isle of Gorgona.
"The Spanish Pioneers" by Charles F. Lummis
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In poetry:

Mony a traitor 'mange the isles
Brak the band o' nature's laws;
Mony a traitor wi' his wiles,
Sought to wear his life awa'.
"Will Ye No Come Back Again?" by Carolina Oliphant
Have ye heard of bold Sir Aager,
How he rode to yonder isle;
There he saw the sweet Eliza,
Who upon him deign’d to smile.
"Aager And Eliza (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
And now, after long years, it comes
Again from isles of memory
To bring once more to birth in me
The breath of all lost witchery.
"A Word’s Magic" by Cale Young Rice
Clear was the sky ! the ship drew near
Without the aid of wind or toil!
And, lighted by the morning sun,
He saw the charmed Isle !
"The Prophecy Of Merlin" by Anne Bannerman
'Mid an isle I stand,
Under its only tree:
The ocean around--
Around life eternity:
'Mid my life I stand,
Under the boughs of thee.
"In An Island" by Thomas MacDonagh
They leave the fair ancestral isle
For bleak New England’s shore;
How gracious is the courtly smile
Of all who frowned before!
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Fire warning for Big Isle interior, leeward coast today.
Fire warning for Big Isle interior, leeward coast Thursday.
0The Isle Royale Queen III is set to take passengers on a scenic tour of Lake Superior.
Unlike traditional approaches to limiting, ISL offers a brick-wall solution, measuring inter-sample peaks and allowing the user to define the true-peak limit of the audio output.
Isle Au Haut, ME: Linda Greenlaw's Retreat.
Eden Isles couple chosen King and Queen of Annual Krewe of Lul parade.
A five-bedroom house built in the Georgian and Victorian traditions on the Isle of Man is on the market for $2.8 million.
RAMSEY, the Isle of Man, November 8, 2012.
RAMSEY, the Isle of Man, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire.
A Presque Isle man has been sentenced to two years and two months in prison on federal drug charges.
The Isle of Misfit Phones.
A few of my favorite things from the Garden Isle.
Senior editor Ray Isle drops by as they meet for a delicious (and rare) lunch together.
More Minutes from Isle La Motte .
Search Meeting Minutes from Isle La Motte .
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In science:

It is wellknown that the discovery of breakdowns in WEP or ISL and the possible determination of a time-varying G would have significant consequences on virtually all aspects of unification theory.
Precise Gravitational Tests via the SEE Mission: A Proposal for Space-Based Measurements
The α–Λ potential is expressed by a two–range Gaussian function, indicated as Isle, and yields a 30% larger MWD rate than the single–gaussian α–Λ potential, indicated as SG, without the repulsive central part.
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
H, calculated by the SG and Isle interactions, are shown.
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
For BR(π− ) the calculations with the Isle potential are in good agreement with the measured decay rates, whereas the SG potential gives a significant underestimation [201].
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
For Γπ0 /ΓΛ the experimental value is located between Isle and SG calculations of Ref. [190], but the Isle value reproduces the experimental result within 1σ , while the SG one differs of more than 2σ .
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
The values are compared with theoretical estimates obtained with SG and Isle ΛN potentials for Γπ− /ΓΛ [201] and for Γπ0 /ΓΛ [190] .
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
H, calculated by the SG and Isle interactions.
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
The values are compared with theoretical estimates obtained with SG and Isle ΛN potentials [200].
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
The values are compared with theoretical estimates obtained with SG and Isle ΛN potentials [200].
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
The ISL α obtained with LLR is for λ = 4 × 108 km when the ISL α based on Mars data analysis is for λ = 1010 km.
Planetary ephemerides and gravity tests in the solar system
Variations of the gravitational constant are not expected above 10−13 yr−1 and stringent limits for the ISL tests are given for the inner solar system.
Planetary ephemerides and gravity tests in the solar system
Messenger tracking data would bring important informations for PPN parameter determinations and ISL tests should be done in the outer solar system.
Planetary ephemerides and gravity tests in the solar system
We can now introduce effective spin operators by defining L(θ , ˆn) := e−isL · ˆnθ and similarly for R(θ , ˆn).
Beyond Band Insulators: Topology of Semi-metals and Interacting Phases
We are deeply indebted to the ISL accelerator team and want to thank in particular Dr. D.
Tests of a fiber detector concept for high rate particle tracking
The Potts model, a generalization of the Isling model to q spin components introduced by Potts in 1952, has been at the forefront of research interest for almost five decades.
New correlation duality relations for the planar Potts model
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