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is·let

 (ī′lĭt)
n.
A very small island: rocky islets off the coast.

islet

(ˈaɪlɪt)
n
(Physical Geography) a small island
[C16: from Old French islette; see isle]

is•let

(ˈaɪ lɪt)

n.
a very small island.
[1530–40; < Middle French]
is′let•ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.islet - a small islandislet - a small island      
Translations
luoto
小島
otoček
holmekobbeskär

islet

[ˈaɪlɪt] Nisleta f, islote m

islet

[ˈaɪlət] n (literary)îlot m

islet

nkleines Eiland (poet), → Inselchen nt

islet

n islote m; pancreatic islets islotes pancreáticos
References in classic literature ?
The eyes of the Sagamore moved warily from islet to islet, and copse to copse, as the canoe proceeded; and, when a clearer sheet of water permitted, his keen vision was bent along the bald rocks and impending forests that frowned upon the narrow strait.
The anchorage is on the south, behind an islet, I fancy?
But look here--you seem to have a fondness for talking to your betters--suppose you go to Walrus Islet and talk to Sea Vitch.
Yes, yes; but tell the duke himself, who cannot find anything, what the report contains -- give him the particulars of what the usurper is doing in his islet.
Now there is a rocky islet called Asteris, of no great size, in mid channel between Ithaca and Samos, and there is a harbour on either side of it where a ship can lie.
There must have been some glare in the air to in- terfere with one's sight, because it was only just before the sun left us that my roaming eyes made out beyond the highest ridges of the principal islet of the group some- thing which did away with the solemnity of perfect soli- tude.
There were boys of fifteen who had spent a day and a half on an islet in the middle of a flooded river, taking charge, as by right, of a camp of frantic pilgrims returning from a shrine.
And land it was that the eight-legged, limping Thing had led them to--some granite- tipped, sand-beached islet off the coast, shod and sheathed and masked with ice so that no man could have told it from the floe, but at the bottom solid earth, and not shifting ice
Slowly she glided along, and at length rounded the islet and re-entered the region of light.
With that he turned his back, evidently resolved to say no more, and walked past the temple to the extreme end of the islet, where he stood staring into the water.
With the rate at which they went, the islet seemed to swim towards them like a ship; a ship with a very high prow--or, to speak more strictly, a very high funnel.
After leaving behind him the civic Tournelle* and the criminal tower, and skirted the great walls of the king's garden, on that unpaved strand where the mud reached to his ankles, he reached the western point of the city, and considered for some time the islet of the Passeur-aux-Vaches, which has disappeared beneath the bronze horse of the Pont Neuf.