Bluff sentence example

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  • The court-house and city hall are on the bluff overlooking Lake Erie.
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  • Behind him, the bluff fell away to rocks far below.
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  • She leaned back against the bluff, shivering.
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  • Alluvial soil and bluff, the location of which has been indicated, are of primary agricultural importance.
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  • A few minutes later he leaned back over the bluff and dropped a bottle of water into Alex's waiting hands.
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  • She leaned back against the bluff for a moment, gathering strength to stretch farther.
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  • He turned and leaned his back against the bluff as he looked up at Gerald.
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  • I fell off Ed and I'm stuck on the side of a bluff where we were riding earlier.
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  • Macaulay's bluff and strenuous character, his rhetorical style, his unphilosophical conception of history, were entirely out of harmony with Morison's prepossessions.
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  • Why don't I pick you up tomorrow after work and take you to the bluff hole?
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  • Bluff good-nature, a certain jocoseness, a humour pungent and ready, though somewhat coarse, a hot or even violent disposition, are characteristics of Mahratta chieftains.
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  • He flipped water at her again and she turned away, swimming strongly for the bluff on the other side of the creek.
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  • I was exploring and I fell off that bluff.
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  • In a moment Alex slid over the edge of the bluff, hanging on to a rope.
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  • Lee in West Virginia, which ended in the withdrawal of the Confederates, and a few combats on the Potomac (Ball's Bluff or Leesburg, October 21; Dranesville, December 20), brought to a close the first campaign in the east.
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  • It has a picturesque situation, and is laid out over a high uneven bluff.
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  • Bluff Harbour is the port of call and departure for steamers for Melbourne and Hobart.
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  • Near the west end of that lake it receives on the left the Kander, which has just before been joined by the Simme; on flowing out of the lake it passes Thun, and then circles the lofty bluff on which the town of Bern is built.
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  • Four dogs were trotting across the low bluff on the other side of the fence.
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  • "I'll call your bluff," Darkyn said.
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  • Charades might be the only game that adults and children played together, although adults would certainly supervise games of Blind Man's Bluff and Pass the Parcel.
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  • Englishmen were bluff and independent, in their ways often coarse and unmannerly.
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  • The next high land on the north side is Obidos, a bluff, 56 ft.
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  • The mansion-house, which is the centre of interest, stands on a bluff overlooking the river.
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  • In the fork of the North and South Platte are the Wild Cat Mountains with contours rising to 53 00 ft., in which Wild Cat Mountain, long reported as the highest point in the state, attains 5038 ft., Hogback Mountain 5082 ft., and various other hills - Gabe Rock (5006), Big Horn Mountain (4718), Coliseum Rock (5050), Scotts Bluff (4662) &c. - rise to heights of 45 00 to 5000 ft.
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  • The greatest part of the irrigated acreage is in the valley of the North Platte and the Upper Platte - probably nine-tenths in 1906 - in Scotts Bluff, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Dawson, Keith and Deuel counties.
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  • Going eastward along the north coast Circular Head is met with, a narrow peninsula running out for six miles and terminating in a rocky bluff 4 00 ft.
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  • This elevated plateau extends from Dry's Bluff in the north to the Denison Range in the south-west, and although often receding at points adjacent to the sources of the principal rivers, invariably presents a bold crested front to the north, west and east.
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  • The extent of the principal elevated plateau is best appreciated when we consider that it maintains its general altitude in a westerly direction from Dry's Bluff (4257 feet) on the north to Cradle Mountain (5069 feet) in the north-west, a distance of nearly 50 miles; from Dry's Bluff in a south-westerly direction to Denison Range, a distance of over 60 miles; and from Dry's Bluff to Table Mountain in a southerly direction, a distance of above 43 miles.
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  • Bluff, hearty, good-natured and simple in his habits, yet he always had a high idea of his own kingly dignity, and his really statesmanlike qualities often surprised foreign diplomats, who were deceived by his homely exterior.
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  • Westward from the Lower Tennessee river the surface of the East Gulf Coastal Plain rises rapidly to the summit of a broken cuesta or ridge and then descends gently and terminates abruptly in a bluff overlooking the Mississippi Flood Plain.
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  • Peeking through the trees were some gray rocks – maybe a bluff.
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  • There were always interesting things around a bluff - sometimes even arrowheads.
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  • I chased him down this bluff but then I started getting pains in my chest and short of breath until I just had to stop.
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  • A few small stones clattered down the bluff and they glanced up in time to see a bighorn sheep.
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  • Perched on a ledge, its gray-brown coat camouflaged against the bluff, stood a bighorn sheep.
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  • Leaning back against the bluff, she rested for a moment.
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  • Heat waves distorted the side of a small bluff and water surged from its shiny black ledges and plunged into small pool choked by watercress.
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  • That means calling the bluff of the US administration.
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  • Pausing for breath on a rocky bluff several hundred meters above base camp, it's hard to imagine anything could exist here.
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  • Sitting on a steep bluff, overlooking the River Gwendraeth, is more complete than many of its contemporaries.
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  • Of course either - or both - could have been playing a double bluff.
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  • Captain Bluff and all his crew Gave out a ringing cheer.
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  • Bars areas to in legacy projects renovation downtown foot bluff above.
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  • Cayman Brac, with its awe-inspiring bluff and laid-back lifestyle, splits the difference.
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  • Charles is a regular on Call My Bluff and is a witty after dinner speaker.
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  • A day's journey beyond Salahiya, on a bluff on the Mesopotamian side of the river, are the conspicuous ruins of el-`Irsi (Corsote?).
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  • Heavy clays, gravel and sands, containing cypress stumps, driftwood and mastodon bones, are characteristic. The loess or bluff formation lies along the bluffs bordering the Bottom, nearly continuously through the state.
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  • Others that are exceedingly productive are the black calcareous loam of the prairies, the calcareous silt of the bluff belt along the eastern border of the Delta, and the brown loam of the tableland in the central part of the state.
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  • The court-house and city hall are on the bluff overlooking Lake Erie; loon ft.
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  • Among less important, but still conspicuous, figures may be mentioned Kay (the Kai of the Mabinogion), Arthur's foster-brother and sensechal, the type of the bluff and boastful warrior, and Bedivere (Bedwyr), the type of brave knight and faithful retainer, who alone is with Arthur at his passing, and afterwards becomes " a hermit and a holy man."
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  • The soil is of four kinds: till or drift, alluvial, loess or bluff and geest.
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  • Above the drift there is usually a heavy covering of loess or " bluff deposit " (particularly typical in the neighbourhood of Omaha and Council Bluffs).
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  • Rostov had become a bluff, good-natured fellow, whom his Moscow acquaintances would have considered rather bad form, but who was liked and respected by his comrades, subordinates, and superiors, and was well contented with his life.
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  • To play blindman's bluff?
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  • All times both the department shirk to bluff more.
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  • At Bluff City Wholesale, you'll find a wide array of eyeglass accessories, including cushions.
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  • A bear may charge at you, but more often than not, this is just a bluff.
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  • You'll want to keep an eye on your opponent's gameplay because you may need to block when needed or bluff on an area of the board.
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  • Finally in 1967, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin allegedly recorded the famous Bigfoot video at Bluff Creek in northern California.
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  • The website is chock full of super savings on stay and play deals, such as the one offered by Wild Bluff Rapids.
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  • In a game changing case for the file sharing game, one woman decided to call the RIAA's bluff and take her case to court.
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  • She had fallen off a bluff.
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  • A vague trail led up the side of the mountain to the bluff.
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  • Had he been stalking her the day she fell off the bluff?
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  • It'd take a legion of liars to pull that big a bluff.
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  • The trail they followed led around the base of a bluff.
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  • There was a shorter way up the side of the bluff.
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  • She led the way up the side of the mountain, following a switchback trail above a twenty-foot bluff.
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  • Gerald would be back by now and he'd remember the bluff.
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  • The city lies along a bluff about loo ft.
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  • The site proving unfavourable, the colony was transferred to Twentyseven Mile Bluff, on the Mobile River, in 1702, and later to Mobile (1710).
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  • Antigonus Gonatas, bluff soldier-spirit that he was, heard the Stoic philosophers gladly, and, though he failed to induce Zeno to come to Macedonia, persuaded Zeno's disciple, Persaeus of Citium, to enter his service.
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  • Early in 1853 the Russian army was mobilized, and Prince Menshikov, a bluff soldier devoted to the interests of Orthodoxy and tsardom, was sent to present the emperor's ultimatum at Constantinople.
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  • The state capitol, an imposing structure built on a bluff above the river, was built in1838-1842and enlarged in 1887-1888; it was first occupied in 1840 by the legislature, which previously had met (after 1837) in the county court house.
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  • The southern entrance to Durban harbour is marked by a bold bluff, the Bluff of Natal, which is 250 ft.
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  • Opposite the Bluff a low sandy spit called the Point forms the northern entrance to the harbour.
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  • Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India sighted the bluff at the entrance to the bay now forming the harbour of Durban on Christmas Day 1497 and named the country Terra Natalis.
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  • The ascent of the Sadlen or the Tyven in the neighbourhood is usually undertaken by travellers for the view of the barren, snow-clad Arctic landscape, the bluff indented coast, and the vast expanse of the Arctic Ocean.
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  • The city has many beautiful parks and squares, the most picturesque of which is Juneau Park, along the lake bluff.
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  • Cottonwoods flourish along the Little Missouri river, and in sheltered ravines grow stunted junipers and cedars, which seldom rise above the crest of some protecting bluff.
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  • On the 16th of May Butler fought the indecisive battle of Drury's Bluff against Beauregard, in consequence of which he had to retire to Bermuda Hundred, whence most of his troops were sent to join Grant.
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  • The river is rarely navigable above Fort Smith, and during a considerable part of the year not above Pine Bluff.
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  • In 1740-1745 a fortification called Nuestra Senora de los Angeles was erected at the entrance; it is still standing, on a steep bluff overlooking the sea, and is one of the most picturesque of the old fortifications of the island.
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  • Along the bottom of the ravine runs the river Wagura, a mountain stream, which forces its way into the valley over a bluff on the east, and forms in its descent a beautiful waterfall, or rather series of waterfalls, 200 ft.
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  • In the city are two sanitariums. The city has two parks (one, Ethan Allen Park, is on a bluff in the north-west part of the city, and commands a fine view) and four cemeteries; in Green Mount Cemetery, which overlooks the Winooski valley, is a monument over the grave of Ethan Allen, who lived in Burlington from 1778 until his death.
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  • It has an active river trade with St Louis, Memphis and New Orleans, and five railway outlets - the Missouri Pacific and its branch, the Pine Bluff & Western, and the St Louis South-Western and its two branches, the Pine Bluff Arkansas River and the Aitheimer.
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  • Pine Bluff has shops of the St Louis South-Western railway.
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  • The city's charitable institutions consist of two general hospitals, each of which has a training school for nurses; a municipal hospital, an orphan asylum, a home for the friendless, two old folks' homes, and a bureau of charities; here, also, on a bluff, within a large enclosure and overlooking both lake and city, is the state soldiers' and sailors' home, and near by is a monument erected to the memory of General Anthony Wayne, who died here on the 15th of December 1796.
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  • Here also are to be found the churches, schools, theatres, asylums, and hospitals, academies of law and medicine, governor's palace, public library, and museum, and an interesting public garden on the edge of the bluff, overlooking the bay.
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  • Two great railway bridges across the Missouri, many smaller bridges across the Kansas, and a great interstate toll viaduct extending from bluff to bluff across the valley of the latter river, lie within the metropolitan area of the two cities.
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  • The harbour is deep and well sheltered, but the greater part of the trade passes through the neighbouring Bluff Harbour, on which is Campbelltown, 17 m.
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  • The valley region embraces the bottom-lands along the Mississippi, and up the Arkansas as far as Pine Bluff, and the cypress swamp country of the St Francis.
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  • A branch 'normal school, established 1873-1875 at Pine Bluff, provides for coloured students, who enjoy the same opportunities for work, and are accorded the same degrees, as the students at Fayetteville; they are about a fourth as numerous.
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  • In 1905-1906 there were 497 students in the college of liberal arts, sciences and engineering, 548 in the preparatory school and 26 in the conservatory of music and arts, all in Fayetteville; 171 in the medical school and 46 in the law school in Little Rock; and 240 in the branch normal college at Pine Bluff.
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  • It is most picturesquely situated on a high bluff or peninsula, round the base of which flows the river Aar, thus completely cutting off the old town, save to the west.
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  • Thus, at Santa Fe, in the north central part of the state, the elevation is 7013 ft.; at Raton, in the N.E., 6400 ft.; at Las Cruces, in the extreme S., 3570 ft.; and at Red Bluff, in the extreme S.E., 2876 ft.
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  • The city lies on the river bluff, secure against the highest floods.
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  • The surrounding bluff and alluvial country is very rich.
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  • On the 6th of August 1772 Toll succeeded, by sheer bluff, in winning the fortress of Kristianstad.
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  • Columbia is picturesquely situated on the level top of a bluff overlooking the Congaree, which falls about 36 ft.
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  • The width of the passage between the Bluff and the Point is 45 0 ft.
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  • From the foot of the Bluff a breakwater extends over 2000 ft.
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  • On the opposite side at the foot of the Bluff land has been reclaimed and extensive accommodation provided for ships coaling.
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  • At the battle of Ball's Bluff (1861) he was severely wounded; he was again wounded at Fair Oaks (1862) and at Chancellorsville (1863), where he commanded a division.
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  • The town is built on a bluff commanding extensive views.
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  • Above her, water shot over the edge of the bluff, falling maybe ten feet before bouncing off her legs and onto a rock ledge.
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  • The bluff must be lower right here.
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  • As minister of foreign affairs he was useful to Ismail, who used Sherif's bluff bonhomie to veil many of his most insidious proposals.
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  • It could also be the tell-tale sign of a newbie player ripe for a bluff.
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  • Try getting caught out on a bluff some time when it seems to be to your advantage to make the other players try to "keep you honest".
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  • Peeking through the trees were some gray rocks – maybe a bluff.
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  • Her grip tightened on the phone involuntarily and it shot out of her wet hand, bouncing once on the ledge before plunging over the bluff.
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  • Alex's head appeared over the edge of the bluff.
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  • At least he wasn't calling her bluff.
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  • The county and the city were named in honour of Edward Dickinson Baker (1811-1861), a political leader, orator and soldier, who was born in London, England, was taken to the United States in 1815, was a representative in Congress from Illinois in 1845-1846and 1849-1851, served in the Mexican War as a colonel (1846-1847), became a prominent lawyer in California and later in Oregon, was a Republican member of the United States Senate in 1860-1861 and was killed at Ball's Bluff, Virginia, on the 21st of October in r 861, while serving as a colonel in the Federal army.
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  • Davenport lies on the slope of a bluff affording extensive views of landscape and river scenery.
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  • Pine Bluff was laid out in 1832 and chartered as a city in 1885.
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  • On a bluff projecting into South river is the old "Burying Point," set apart in 1637, and the oldest cemetery in the city; its oldest stone is dated 1673; here are buried Governor Simon Bradstreet, Chief-Justice Benjamin Lynde (1666-1745) and Judge John Hathorne (1641-1717) of the witchcraft court.
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  • He had considerable influence with Garibaldi, who, although in theory a republican, was 'greatly attached to the bluff soldier-king, and on several occasions restrained him from too foolhardy courses.
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  • Rowling's ups the ante, though, knitting in this army of new characters, but her wager is not a bluff and the cards she shows in Order of the Phoenix back up her gamble.
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  • The bluff lands are simply old alluvium now well drained and above all floods.
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