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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Chersonese  \Cher"so*nese\  (k[~e]r"s[-o]*n[=e]s),  n.  [Gr. 
  cherso`nhsos;  che`rsos  land  +  nh`sos  island.] 
  A  peninsula;  a  tract  of  land  nearly  surrounded  by  water,  but 
  united  to  a  larger  tract  by  a  neck  of  land  or  isthmus;  as 
  the  Cimbric  Chersonese,  or  Jutland;  the  Tauric  Chersonese,  or