How to use Islet in a sentence
At the extreme north-eastern end of the lake, on an islet which, when the water is low, becomes part of the mainland, stand the imposing ruins of Kilchurn Castle.
Of the seven species of giant tortoises known to science (although at the discovery of the islands there were probably fifteen) all are indigenous, and each is confined to its own islet.
With the exception of Rose Island, which is an uninhabited coral islet 70 m.
These two islands lie parallel to each other, Tamara to the west; they form a sort of basin, in the centre of which is the islet of Crawford.
They were desired by France because of their geographical position, Konakry, the capital of French Guinea, being built on an islet but 3 m.Advertisement
In the islet of Lele, close to Kusaie, at the eastern extremity of Micronesia, the ruins present the appearance of a citadel with cyclopean ramparts built of large basaltic blocks.
At Silver Islet, Lake Superior, mining was successfully carried on for years under the protection of a coffer dam and an arch of rich silver ore less than 20 ft.
Horadada Islet, with a hole through it, is to the south of Callao Point.
South of the entrance to Pisco Bay is Zarate Island, and farther south the white level islet of Santa Rosa.
Even the barren islet of Comino, between Malta and Gozo, was inhabited in prehistoric times.Advertisement
He arrived in March, and was able to confine the small British force under Sir Hyde Parker at Gros Islet Bay in Santa Lucia.
The arrival of a Spanish squadron of twelve ships of the line in June gave a great numerical superiority to the allies, and Rodney retired to Gros Islet Bay in Santa Lucia.
Vordate, Molu and south-eastern Yamdena have a maximum height of 820 ft.; the rest are low and flat, except Laibobar, apparently a volcanic islet on the west, which has an extinct crater 2000 ft.
Suakin stands on a coralline islet connected with the suburb of El-Kef on the mainland by a causeway and a viaduct.
On the west side of the Forth Bridge, in the fairway, lies the rocky islet of Bimar with a lighthouse, and immediately to the east is the island of Inchgarvie (Gaelic, "the rough island"), which once contained a castle used as a State prison, the ruins of which were removed to make way for one of the piers of the Forth Bridge.Advertisement
Silver Islet mine in Lake Superior produced in all $3,250,000 worth of silver, but this record will no doubt be surpassed by some of the mines in the extraordinarily rich cobalt district.
An esplanade extends for about 3 m., and public gardens have been laid out on Worlebury Hill, from the far end of which a long pier projects, linking the rocky islet of Birnbeck to the town.
Its name, which signifies in Arabic the island, is derived from a small islet on one side of the harbour.
In front of the town is the islet of Munkholm, formerly a monastery and now a fortress; on the high ground to the east is the small stronghold of Christiansten.
Algoa Bay was discovered by Bartholomew Diaz in 1488, and was by him named Bahia da Roca, probably with reference to the rocky islet in the bay, on which he is stated to have erected a cross (St Croix Island).Advertisement
Near the head of the gulf is Jeziret Faraun (medieval Graye), a rocky islet with the ruins of a castle built by Baldwin I.
It has three entrances; the principal, and the only one practicable for large vessels, is to the south of the town, and is defended by two strong forts, at Drottningskar on the island of Asps, and on the islet of Kungsholm.
The Thames, bordered in early times by a great expanse of fen on either hand from Chelsea and Battersea downward, washed, at the point where the Abbey stands, one shore of a low island perhaps three-quarters of a mile in circumference, known as Thorney or Bramble islet.
Concha has a broad sandy shore, the Playa de Banos, admirable for bathing and sheltered from sea-winds by the rocky islet of Santa Clara.
The ruined castle on an islet in the loch once belonged to the Campbells of Lochawe.Advertisement
With these is often included the rocky islet of Fatuhuku or Hood, lying in mid-channel to the north of Hivaoa.
Islet tissue also contains a cells which manufacture the antagonistic hormone glucagon, but these a cells rely on the b cells for guidance.
St Clement's Isle - a small rocky islet once the home to an ancient hermit lies just offshore of the harbor wall.
Editorial note The sacred islet 's thoughts on the successful landing by a Rockall Times assault squad on 16 June 1995 are unrecorded.
The stone beach is very attractive with an offshore islet sporting a tiny chapel to add to the romantic setting.Advertisement
Brod S, Katz S, Phan T and Stepkowski S. Ingested interferon alpha prevents allograft islet transplant rejection.
Each islet cell transplantation needs, on average, islets from two donor pancreases for the transplantation to be successful.
All acting heads of state get their own throne, although each is personally responsible for securely lashing it to the sacred islet.
A few patients have received islet transplants, but the islets work better and for longer when a whole pancreas is transplanted.
This report documents that islet cell tumors may function by secreting pancreatic polypeptide but not cause symptoms.Advertisement
In 1890 she became a water tank for a metal smelter that had been built on a waterless islet in Singapore harbor.
Balance began 2001 with a series of reports on the islet transplant team at Edmonton, Canada.
Sporadic islet cell tumors are more common than islet cell tumors as a part of MEN type-I syndrome.
The climate is similar to that of Mayotte (see CoMORO Islands), and the neighbouring islet of Nossi-komba, about 2000 ft.
At low tide you can walk across to a neighboring islet.Advertisement
The shrubby A. mogadorensis forms snowy masses on a little islet on the Morocco coast, and has not been found elsewhere.
A second type of transplant procedure, as of 2004 in experimental clinical trials and not available to children, is an islet cell transplant.
In this type of treatment, insulin-producing islet cells are harvested from a donor pancreas and injected into the liver of a recipient, where they attach to new blood vessels and (ideally) begin producing insulin.
It is caused by autoantibodies to the islet cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, and persons must be given insulin to control blood glucose and prevent ketosis.
The situation of the town proper, on a small triangular islet only connected with the mainland by three moles and bridges at the angles, has always rendered its fortification comparatively easy, and down to 1873 it was a fortress of the first rank.Advertisement
Opposite the primary xylems, the cambium either (a) forms parenchyma on both sides, making a broad, secondary (principal) ray, which interrupts the vascular ring and is divided at its inner extremity by the islet of primary xylem; or (b) forms secondary xylem and phloem in the ordinary way, completing the vascular ring.
On an islet in the lake stands a ruined "broth" or round tower.
In 1866 a submarine volcano near the islet of Olosenga was the scene of a violent commotion, discharging rocks and mud to a height of 2000 ft.
In the malarious islet of Asinara a pond of stagnant water was treated with petroleum and all windows were protected with gauze.
The earliest churches were built with cemeteries for the dead; and thus we find the nucleus of the city of Venice, little isolated groups of dwellings each on its separate islet, scattered, as Cassiodorus 1 says, like sea-birds' nests over the face of the waters.Advertisement
Off its south-east end lies a small but lofty islet called Fronton, and to the south-west are the Palomitas Rocks.
Alacran is a small islet off the lofty " morro " of Arica.
The fortress-abbey to which Mont St Michel owes its fame stands upon the more precipitous side of the islet towards the north and west, the sloping portion towards the east and south being occupied by houses.
Off the south coast of this peninsula lie the three Oenussae islands and the islet of Theganussa (Venetik6).
At length the sun's rays have attained the right angle, and warm winds blow up mist and rain and melt the snowbanks, and the sun, dispersing the mist, smiles on a checkered landscape of russet and white smoking with incense, through which the traveller picks his way from islet to islet, cheered by the music of a thousand tinkling rills and rivulets whose veins are filled with the blood of winter which they are bearing off.
The islet in front of the harbour, subsequently known as the Penon, had been occupied by the Spaniards as early as 1302.