The moon peeked shyly over the dunes and moved searching fingers of dim light across the dunes.
She watched the dunes anxiously for Bordeaux.
The sun turned the dunes orange red and then quickly sank, leaving them in pre-moon darkness.
Cassie followed, eyeing the dunes suspiciously.
His eyes constantly roved over the dunes and his rifle lay across his lap, ready for use.
Heat waves blurred the dunes around them.
When the ache had left her legs numb, and her breath was no longer coming in gasps, they started out again - across sand dunes - up and down.
Farther south-east, a line of sand dunes, covering the ruins of ancient villas, marks the coastline of the Roman period.
North of that river the coast is low-lying and bordered by sand-lunes, to which succeed on the Strait of Dover the cliffs in the neighborhood of the port of Boulogne and the marshes and sand-dunes of Flanders, with the ports of Calais and Dunkirk, the latter the principal French port on the NOrth Sea.
The tower of Notre Dame, dating from 1180, is a landmark across the dunes, and the church behind it, although a shell, merits inspection.
Thus, associ- 1~e] ions of Agropyrum (Triticum) junceum, of Carex arenaria, of ~ ~nmophila (Psamma) arenaria, and of other plants occur on sa rid dunes: the associations are related by the general identity ph the habitat conditions, namely, the physiological dryness f d the loose soil; but they are separated by differences in f~1
The whale avi of associations on the sand dunes constitutes a plant ~
The ociational term, in the genitive, may be added to the forma- a~ nal term to indicate the relationship of the formation and the for iociation; thus, a plant association of A mmophila arenaria lea onging to the plant formation of the sand dunes may be pl;ignated an Arenarion Ammo philae-arenaricie (cf.
For vei Lmple, the sand dunes of North America and those of western am rope are widely separated in geographical position and there- ge~ e in floristic composition, yet they are related by common rai:
In relation to the latter theory, it is pointed out that some markedly calcicole species occur on sand dunes; but this may be due to the lime which is frequently present in dune sand as well as to the physical dryness of the soil.
The town stands on a sandy plain, and there are sand dunes within the city limits.
Consists of a narrow strip of low sand dunes, within which is a broad channel terminating to the E.
Off the west coast, which is very irregular, lie the islands of Riigen, Usedom and Wollin; the coast of Farther Pomerania is smooth in outline and is bordered with dunes, or sandbanks.
The latter is fringed throughout its whole length by a chain of dunes, which rise in places to a height of nearly 200 ft.
From the coast it is intercepted by a lone line of dunes, which it fails to pierce and is thus deflected southwards, flowing in this direction for nearly 170 m.
The chapel of Notre-Dame des Dunes possesses a small image, which is the object of a well-known pilgrimage.
In 1658 Turenne's victory of the Dunes gave it into the hands of the French and it was ceded to England.
South of this point the coast curves outwards and is broken by peninsulas and indentations; to the north it is concave and bordered in many places by dunes and lagoons.
They were built up by the gradual accumulation of mud deposits in a shallow bay, separated by dunes from the North Sea.
Domburg is pleasantly situated at the foot of the dunes on the west side of the island, and in modern times has become a popular but primitive watering-place.
Owing to the great extent of the Nafud desert, the formation of sand-dunes is exemplified on a proportionate scale.
In many places longitudinal dunes are found exceeding a day's journey in length, the valleys between which take three or four hours to cross; but the most striking feature of the Nafud are the high crescent-shaped sand-hills, known locally as falk or falj, described by Blunt and Huber, who devoted some time to their investigation.
Though perhaps subject to slight changes in the course of years, there is no doubt that these dunes are practically permanent features; the more prominent ones serve as landmarks and have well-known distinctive names.
Of Limassol, among sandy hills and sand-dunes, which perhaps explain its name in Greek (ti t aOos, sand).
Operations On Land The contemporary military history of Europe included, first, the war between France and Spain, 1654-59, usually called the Spanish Fronde, of which the most notable incident was the great battle of the Dunes fought on the 14th of June 1658 between the French and English under Turenne and the Spaniards under Conde, in which a contingent of Cromwell's soldiers bore a conspicuous part.
To pass Cook Strait and land in the middle province of South Island is to pass from Portugal to Switzerland, a Switzerland, however, with a seacoast that in the east centre is a dull fringe of monotonous sand dunes or low cliffs.
Not far from the Kum-kol lakes there is a drift-sand area, though the dunes are stationary.