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cliff Sentence Examples

  • The car slid off the cliff before I got back.

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  • They reached the cliff before the first arrows fell.

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  • On one side was a massive rock cliff covered with green moss.

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  • Her gaze lifted to the top of the cliff on her right.

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  • She swung the boulder up, ducking as it slapped the side of the cliff just short of the ledge and fell back to her.

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  • His gaze lifted to the cliff top.

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  • If that means I dive off a cliff to keep the Others from using me against you, I'll do it.

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  • It was not within the walls, the encampment on the cliff, or within the passionate people themselves.

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  • The kingdom perched on a cliff overlooking an ocean of velvet blue.

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  • Its course down the cliff was marked by the cracking of limbs.

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  • He'd spent days fighting to reach the Peak with the first one, and Lana had nearly gone off a cliff for another one.

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  • By the time she reached the cliff Jule indicated the next day, Yully's soul was humming like an electric wire.

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  • Her surroundings blurred into light and shadows, and she felt the sickening sense of falling off the cliff again.

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  • They ran through the forest toward the cliff, then ducked deeper into the forest before the trees gave way at the cliff.

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  • They ran through the forest toward the cliff, then ducked deeper into the forest before the trees gave way at the cliff.

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  • Rocks had been piled to make a shelter under the cliff across from them.

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  • Kris had opened it near the cliff.  On the other side of the world from the Caribbean Sanctuary, the French Alps were dark and cold, and it was sleeting.

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  • Kris had opened it near the cliff.  On the other side of the world from the Caribbean Sanctuary, the French Alps were dark and cold, and it was sleeting.

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  • It clattered along the top of the cliff and fell.

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  • Jared limped after him and appeared beside him on the cliff edge, taking in the morning view of grey skies and green forest with a look of distaste.

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  • She sucked in deep breaths, on the verge of hysterics after the freaky trip from cliff to spaceship.

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  • She narrowed the distance again, this time rising up on her tiptoes to kiss him lightly on the lips, the final push over the cliff on which he teetered.

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  • She narrowed the distance again, this time rising up on her tiptoes to kiss him lightly on the lips, the final push over the cliff on which he teetered.

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  • The crime scene was the top of the cliff, where the rope was slashed.

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  • Did you get her car off the cliff, dear?

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  • He heard the shouts before they reached the helipad atop a cliff overlooking a valley.

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  • He heard the shouts before they reached the helipad atop a cliff overlooking a valley.

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  • She trotted away from the cliff, slowing when she felt far enough from the edge.

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  • "You still haven't told us why you went climbing down the cliff trying to kill yourself," Cynthia said, a touch of chill still in her voice.

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  • "You still haven't told us why you went climbing down the cliff trying to kill yourself," Cynthia said, a touch of chill still in her voice.

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  • If he brought her more fish tomorrow morning, she'd have rope enough to reach the cliff edge ten feet above.

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  • What was so important she flung herself off a cliff to get it?

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  • The cliff and surrounding mountains were now behind them.

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  • I knew when we started this business it was like I was in the backseat of Thelma and Louise's car hurtling toward a cliff edge.

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  • Last night she risked her life climbing down a precipitous cliff in total darkness in an effort to save Billy Langstrom.

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  • She felt horrible: Mentally drained, hungry, disappointed she wasn't at the bottom of a cliff somewhere.

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  • He was still above the timberline, devoid of any trees that would impair visibility so it was clear enough to follow the road with its many switchbacks and curves traversing the mountain below him, a black line clinging to the side of the cliff like a pen­cil drawing.

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  • He didn't give a damn about her, and he sounded as if he'd rather she jump from a cliff than bother him.

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  • You guys talk about spending overnights, hanging from a hammock sling, half way up some cliff on the other side of the world!

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  • Only two forms and a body draped in black remained on the cliff side.

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  • The giant pipe ran through a wooded area, away from the cliff edge.

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  • She jerked away, surprised, and slid in the mud toward the cliff edge.

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  • She perched on one of the boulders lining the cliff edge and tucked her legs beneath her.

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  • Anyway, I was lucky it was a low cliff and that Yancey found me before a bear did.

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  • He glanced up at the cliff and his complexion paled slightly.

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  • She needed more rope to reach the top of the cliff, yet being dinner for any creature wasn't the way she'd like to go.

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  • He dropped the camera and peered over the edge of the cliff but the outcropping blocked his view of anything below.

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  • He dropped the camera and peered over the edge of the cliff but the outcropping blocked his view of anything below.

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  • A man stood near the boulders hedging the cliff, crazed as he flung his arms around and screamed.

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  • She slid, bounced and screamed her way to the edge of the cliff, finally stopping her descent by grabbing the base of a bush.

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  • Noon tomorrow, on the cliff opposite the cottage.

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  • She turned away, crossed the road, and skirted the darkened helipad resting at the edge of a cliff overlooking an extensive valley.

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  • He posed for their cameras and finally leaped from one ledge to another along the face of the cliff until he disappeared over the lip and into the forest above them.

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  • She was closer to the top than to the waves, but the cliff had too few hand and footholds for her to try to climb.

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  • He leaned forward but strain as he might, the overhanging bulge at the top of the cliff prevented him from seeing the source of the activity.

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  • However, the thought of swan diving off a cliff the next time he called her a damn blood monkey was getting more tempting with each day!

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  • Yes. But Weller told me in the hospital that in the confusion of getting Shipton out of the gorge, no one examined the bottom of the cliff, where he landed.

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  • A warm embrace caught her mid-fall over the cliff, and the scent of soap and man penetrated her bewildered senses.

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  • "No more cliff diving," Brady said as she stepped into the night.

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  • The rain got it started and then the edge of the cliff gave way.

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  • Beyond that, less than three feet separated the road from the edge of a cliff.

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  • The car made one more circle in the road and then lunged at the cliff.

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  • For a few moments the car hung there, the back half solidly on the ground, the front hanging precariously over the cliff.

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  • At any time a gust of wind could send the car over the cliff.

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  • It would be dark by the time they got the car off the edge of the cliff.

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  • It poised for a moment and then took a dive off the cliff.

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  • "It was already off the cliff when I got there," he called.

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  • Then you wouldn't have run off that cliff.

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  • As the path turned, the broad side of a metal building came into view, nestled at the foot of a cliff.

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  • What are you doing out here?: She glanced at the cliff.

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  • I was enjoying myself until I fell over the cliff.

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  • You fell off a cliff?

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  • I had my suspicions the day she fell from the cliff.

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  • Poor girl probably dove off a cliff.

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  • She held on to his hand, as if keeping him from falling off a cliff.

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  • She perched on a boulder near the entrance, wondering how many nights of Sasha-type treatment she'd take before tossing herself off the cliff.

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  • Almost immediately she wished he.d let her fall off the cliff.

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  • His hands were hot on her hips and his body blocked the cold wind whipping up the cliff.

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  • Hope he chucked it off a cliff.

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  • They didn't go far, and she was surprised to see the grassy slopes end at an abrupt cliff.

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  • He sure didn't fall all the way down from where the line was cut and I doubt anyone cut the rope when he was half way down the cliff.

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  • Some of the private industry's greatest minds are with the VP in the cliff.

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  • The cliff's sheer drop created a natural defense against any intruders in addition to providing a view that was breathtaking by day or night.

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  • Two more black-clad protective service members with weapons drawn stood nearby, one a safe distance behind the lunatic and the other near the cliff.

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  • Lana shifted, and Arnie bolted towards the cliff.

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  • Arnie tripped, the content of his fist flying free over the boulders to the cliff's edge.

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  • The barracks are by the helipad by the cliff.

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  • You could've popped that maniac before he dragged you over the cliff.

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  • Smith went crazy and dove off a cliff.

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  • He stalked off into the forest, away from the castle and cliff.  Toby clambered through the brush and trees after him, the angel's footsteps loud where Rhyn's were silent.  Rhyn found a deer path and followed it until he reached a snowy meadow.  Crossing it, he continued to look for a place to stash the angel where the kid wouldn't freeze to death.  After another hour of walking, he found a small pocket in the roots of a massive tree.

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  • She led him along a dim trail that followed the edge of a granite cliff.

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  • Lines of tents were tucked between the outer wall of the city and the edge of the cliff.

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  • Dozens of men sparred in small groups along the cliff.

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  • Large rocks had been stacked, forming an outside wall that made a room under an overhanging cliff.

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  • The graves lay before them near the edge of a cliff.

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  • She released the bush and clawed at the ground as she slid over the cliff.

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  • I can't begin to describe to you what was going through my mind after you fell off that cliff.

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  • His stomach cramped at the memory of that cliff.

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  • At one point the road became one lane and curved around the face of a cliff.

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  • In Inishmore there stand, on a cliff 220 ft.

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  • It is approached by a zigzag path at the side of the cliff, from which a flight of stone xxvII.

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  • The Prytaneum, mentioned by Pausanias, and probably the original centre of the ancient city, was situated somewhere east of the northern cliff of the Acropolis.

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  • from Barmouth, is on a cliff overlooking the sea.

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  • Roman remains have been discovered on the cliff north of the town; the site was probably important, but nothing is certainly known about it.

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  • As to appeals the mixed council of Cliff at Hoo (747) said they should go to the synod of the province.

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  • The principal spring issues from under a cliff on the south-east side of the hill, and the water runs to a.

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  • The castle and barracks, occupied by an Austrian garrison, stand on a cliff commanding a fine view of the city.

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  • The plateau-like summit, which originally could be reached only from the south by a steep and narrow path, was rendered almost impregnable to Indian attack by a sheer cliff on the river side of the hill, a deep ravine along its eastern base and steep declivities on the other sides.

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  • Its remains, however, are of the 14th century, and include a massive keep rising finely from a cliff above the Nidd.

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  • Opposite the castle is the Dropping Well, the waters of which are impregnated with lime and have petrifying power, this action causing the curious and beautiful incrustations formed where the water falls over a slight cliff.

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  • In addition to these remarkable inland mountains, Formosa's eastern shores show magnificent cliff scenery, the bases of the hills on the seaside taking the form of almost perpendicular walls as high as from 150o to 2 500 ft.

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  • In the vicinity is a cliff or ridge of rock called Teufelsmauer (Devil's wall), from which fine views are obtained across the plain and into the deep gorges of the Harz Mountains.

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  • The water is deep right to the base of the cliff and owing to the winds and the strength of the ocean currents, navigation is dangerous.

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  • The houses cluster beneath and above a cliff (klint) 100 ft.

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  • long) and Spiggie (1 ?„- m.) in Mainland; and Loch of Cliff (2 m.) in Unst, and numerous short streams. The principal capes are Sumburgh Head, the most southerly point of Mainland, a bold promontory 300 ft.

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  • to the north-east, was famous in antiquity for its figs and fuller's earth (KL,ucwXia yi), and contained a considerable city, the remains of which cover the cliff of St Andrews.

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  • The sides of the triangle slope down abruptly towards the west, more gradually towards the east; at the base stands the cone of Ayala Hill, the last outpost of the Rudnik Mountains, which extend far away to the south; and, at the apex, a cliff of Tertiary chalk, 200 ft.

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  • This cliff is crowned by the walls and towers of the citadel, once white, but now maroon with age, and, though useful as a prison and barracks, no longer of any military value.

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  • The shore terrace descends by a steep cliff to the sea, forming the "rise" of a submarine "tread" in the form of a reef which surrounds the island.

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  • The geological sequence of events appears to have been the following: - After the deposition of the Eocene (or Oligocene) limestone - which reposes upon a floor of basalts and trachytes - basalts and basic tuffs were ejected, over which, during a period of very slow depression, orbitoidal limestones of Miocene age - which seem to make up the great mass of the island - were deposited; then elapsed a long period of rest, during which the atoll condition existed and the guano deposit was formed; from then down to the present time there has succeeded a series of sea-level subsidences, resulting in the formation of the terraces and the accummulation of the detritus now seen on the first inland cliff, the old submarine slope of the island.

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  • The sea-face is generally overhanging cliff, but in a few places are sandy beaches and low sandhills.

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  • The cliff is cut away all round these immense sepulchres so that they stand free.

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  • The Nelson monument, an elongated turfeted structure, stands on the highest cliff of the hill.

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  • distant, through the lovely glen by the river-side, leads to the mansion of the Drummonds, perched high on a lofty cliff falling sheer to the stream.

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  • The former is most picturesquely situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Above the cliff west of the old town is a broad promenade called the Lees, commanding a notable view of the channel and connected by lifts with the shore below.

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  • On this cliff also stands the parish church of St Mary and St Eanswith, a cruciform building of much interest, with central tower.

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  • From a granitic cliff 1500 ft.

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  • The collegiate church, standing picturesquely on a cliff above the sea, was founded about 1235, and has a monastic building attached to it.

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  • Strabo describes a river which he terms Catarractes as a large stream falling with a great noise over a lofty cliff.

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  • As fast as the rock of a cliff is weathered its fragments are washed to the ground by the rain, and carried down the slopes by small streams, ultimately finding their way into a river along which they are carried until the force of the water is insufficient to keep them in suspension, when they become deposited in the river bed or along its banks.

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  • Pisco Bay contains San Gallan Island, high, with a bold cliff outline, 22 m.

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  • The adjective "beetle-browed," and similarly "beetling" (of a cliff), are derived from the name of the insect.

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  • On the northern side a lofty semicircular cliff, reaching a height of 3714 ft., half encircles the present active cone, and descends in long slopes towards the plains below.

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  • Between the two mountains the Pleistus flowed from east to west, and opposite the town received the brooklet of the Castalian fountain, which rose in a deep gorge in the centre of the Parnassian cliff.

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  • It chanced that there existed on the polished surface of a cliff at Behistun in western Persia a tri-lingual inscription which, according to Diodorus, had been made by Queen Semiramis of Nineveh, but which, as is now known, was really the work of King Darius.

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  • The archaeologist recovers his specimens from waste places, cave deposits, abandoned villages, caches, shell-heaps, refuse-heaps, enclosures, mounds, hut rings, earthworks, garden beds, quarries� and workshops, petroglyphs, trails, graves and cemeteries, cliff and cavate dwellings, ancient pueblos, ruined stone dwellings, forts and temples, canals or reservoirs.

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  • Cliff dwellings,.

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  • Lumholtz found survivals of the cliff dwellers.

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  • Nordenskjold, The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde, Colorado (Stockholm, 18 93); Zelia Nuttall, The Book of the Life of the Ancient Mexicans (Univ.

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  • The cruciform parish church of St Marcelliana stands on a high cliff, west of the castle.

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  • Epd rEty, to tear, English "rive," the sense being a broken cliff or steep bank.

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  • A strong machicolated and turreted wall surrounds the rock, running along its base on the south, ascending halfway up the cliff on the north, on which side it stands close to the abbey wall, and again descending on the west.

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  • He razed the walls and allowed the women, children and priests to retire in safety to Liege, but the male prisoners he either hanged or drowned in the river by causing them to be cast from the projecting cliff of Bouvignes.

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  • The citadel on the cliff, Soo ft.

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  • Half way up the cliff, but some distance south of the citadel, is the grotto of Montfat, alleged to be the site of Diana's shrine.

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  • After the cessation in 1882 of works in connexion with the Channel tunnel, to connect England and France, coal-boring was attempted in the disused shaft, west of the Shakespeare Cliff railway tunnel near Dover.

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  • At about half a dozen yards from the cliff, widening and becoming lower, it extends outwards into a platform, which has a slight seaward inclination, but is easy to walk upon, and for nearly ioo yds.

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  • from the cliff it turns a little to the eastward for 20 or 30 yds., and then sinks into the sea.

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  • The neighbouring Pegwell Bay, famed for its shrimps, is supposed to have been the scene of the landing of Hengist and Horsa, and at Cliff's End (Ebbs Fleet) a monolithic cross marks the landing-place of St Augustine in 596.

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  • Captain Gosnold rounded Gay Head, which he named Dover Cliff, and established on what is now Cuttyhunk Island, which he called Elizabeth Island, the first (though, as it proved, a temporary) English settlement in New England.

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  • Educational institutions include Dallas medical college(1901),the colleges of medicine and pharmacy of Baylor University, the medical college of South-western University (at Georgetown, Texas), Oak Cliff female academy, Patton seminary, St Mary's female college (Prot.

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  • Lake Cliff, Cycle and Oak Lawn parks are amusement grounds.

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  • Another consequence of revived erosion is seen in the occurrence of great landslides, where the removal of weak (Permian) clays has sapped the face of the Vermilion Cliffs (Triassic sandstone), so that huge slices of the cliff face have slid down and forward a mile or two, all shattered into a confused tumult of forms for a score or more of miles along the cliff base.

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  • The outer ranges in Alberta have usually the form of tilted blocks with a steep cliff towards the north-east and a gentler slope, corresponding to the dip of the beds, towards the south-west.

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  • Excepting on the west coasts of the larger islands, which present rugged cliff scenery remarkable both for beauty and for colouring, the group lies somewhat low and is of bleak aspect, owing to the absence of trees.

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  • The charm of the Orkneys does not lie in their ordinary physical features, so much as in beautiful atmospheric effects, extraordinary examples of light and shade, and rich coloration of cliff and sea.

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  • The lower town of Unterland, on the spit, and the upper town, or Oberland, situated on the cliff above, are connected by a wooden stair and a lift.

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  • The island is divided into four districts: Vathy, Aeto (or Eagle's Cliff), Anoge (Anoi) or Upland, and Exoge (Exoi) or Outland.

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  • The island is incidentally described with no small variety of detail, picturesque and topographical; the Homeric localities for which counterparts have been sought are Mount Neritos, Mount Neion, the harbour of Phorcys, the town and palace of Odysseus, the fountain of Arethusa, the cave of the Naiads, the stalls of the swineherd Eumaeus, the orchard of Laertes, the Korax or Raven Cliff and the island Asteris, where the suitors lay in ambush for Telemachus.

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  • The former, as one enters from the pathway along the sides of the cliff, have a broad verandah, its roof supported by pillars, and giving towards the interior on to a hall averaging in size about 35 ft.

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  • west of Santa Fe, are many prehistoric cave, cliff and communal dwellings, and near the city are several prehistoric mounds.

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  • A f'rm sandy beach extends westward to Redcar and the mouth of the Tees, while eastward towards Whitby the cliffs become very fine, Boulby Cliff (666 ft.) being the highest sea cliff in England.

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  • Several fishing villages occur along this coast, of which none is more picturesque than Staithes, lying in a steep gully in the cliff.

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  • The magnificent cliff, some 2000 ft.

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  • In this section the river is confined between opposing walls of cliff ranging from 300 to 500 ft.

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  • A few miles below the lake, the river, after a succession of rapids, leaps over a cliff, making the Upper Fall, 109 ft.

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  • There are several modern churches and chapels, numerous villas, a pier and a lift connecting the town with the esplanade beneath the cliff.

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  • The cliff scenery is grand, and there is a fine sandy beach along the northward sweep of the coast in Watergate Bay.

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  • An aqueduct in the cliff once brought water a distance of 9 m.

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  • They are made from the milk of the large flocks of the plateau of Larzac, and the choicest are ripened in the even temperature of the caves in the cliff which overhangs Roquefort.

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  • The long screes or talus-slopes at the foot of every crag and cliff bear witness to the continual waste.

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  • Vast vertical walls of rock shoot up to a height of 600 ft., cut by their perpendicular joints into quadrangular piers and projections, some of which stand out alone as cathedral-like islets in front of the main cliff.

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  • On the 19th of March 1286 Alexander died, in consequence of a slip made by his horse on a cliff near Kinghorn during a night ride.

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  • He took and held Berwick, and (14th of October 1322) defeated Edward with heavy loss near Byland Abbey in Yorkshire, where the highlanders scaled a cliff and drove the English from a formidable position.

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  • Then he flung over a cliff the wicked Sciron, who used to kick his guests into the sea, while perforce they washed his feet.

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  • The monasteries stand on the summit of these pinnacles; they are accessible only by aid of rope and net worked by a windlass from the top, or by a series of almost perpendicular ladders climbing the cliff.

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  • On the north-west shore is a cliff where bloodstones are quarried.

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  • across, and this breadth it maintains to a short distance south of Tyre, where it suddenly narrows; until, at Ras el-Abiad, it has been necessary to cut a passage in the precipitous face of the cliff to allow the coastroad to be carried past it.

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  • The latter is a majestic cliff rising vertically from the pass to a height of 1300 ft.

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  • Near the end of the defile stands the most elaborate of the ruins, el-Hazne or " the Treasury of Pharaoh," not built but hewn out of the cliff; a little farther on, at the foot of the mountain called en-Nejr, comes the theatre, so placed as to bring the greatest number of tombs within view; and at the point where the valley opens out into the plain the site of the city is revealed with striking effect.

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  • It is a fine headland of granite, pierced by a natural arch, on a coast renowned for its cliff scenery.

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  • The most beautiful and attractive part of the island is the peninsula of Jasmund, which terminates to the north in the Stubbenkammer (Slavonic for "rock steps"), a sheer chalk cliff, the summit of which, the Kbnigsstuhl, is 420 ft.

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  • Rasmussen reached the head of Danmark Fjord on May 9, travelled down the fjord and up Independence Fjord to Navy Cliff, which he left on Aug.

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  • With his last breath Beowulf names Wiglaf his successor, and ordains that his ashes shall be enshrined in a great mound, placed on a lofty cliff, so that it may be a mark for sailors far out at sea.

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  • There are a terminal station in the town and a station at West Cliff on the Saltburn branch.

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  • Whitby is beautifully situated at the mouth and on both banks of the River Esk; the old town of narrow streets and picturesque houses standing on the steep slopes above the river, while the modern residential quarter is mainly on the summit of West Cliff.

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  • Other features of the town are the pleasant promenades and gardens on West Cliff, the antiquarian and geological museum, and an excellent golf course.

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  • The exquisite colour contrasts of the Cheyenne canyons near Colorado Springs, Boulder Canyon near the city of the same name, Red Cliff and Eagle River Canyons near Red Cliff, Clear Creek Canyon near Denver - with walls at places 1000 ft.

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  • Originally the Pueblo Indians lived in many-storeyed communal houses, built sometimes of stone, sometimes of adobe, and occasionally chiselled into the sides of a stone cliff, as best suited the convenience of the builders.

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  • Zuni (pop. 1525) has a five-storeyed dwelling surrounded by detached huts; Acoma (pop. 492 in 1900; 566 in 1902), standing on a cliff 357 ft.

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  • Of the castle of Newcastle, built on the edge of a cliff above the church of that parish, there remain a courtyard with flanking towers and a fine Norman gateway.

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  • In 1835 the difficult and almost inaccessible cliff was first climbed by Sir Henry Rawlinson, who copied and deciphered the inscriptions (1835-1845), and thus completed the reading of the old cuneiform text and laid the foundation of the science of Assyriology.

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  • Of these the chief are Poole's Hole, a vast stalactite cave, about half a mile distant; Diamond Hill, which owes its name to the quartz crystals which are not uncommon in its rocks; and Chee Tor, a remarkable cliff, on the banks of the Wye, 300 ft.

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  • The coast, fully exposed to the open ocean, abounds in fine cliff scenery, including numerous caves and natural arches, but is notoriously dangerous to shipping.

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  • Krantz (or Kranz) an overhanging wall of rock, hence a steep cliff, a precipice.

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  • Among other Dutch words frequently used in place-names may be instanced: rhenoster (rhinoceros) olifant (elephant), mooi (pretty), modder (mud), klip (cliff), berg (mountain), burg or stad (town), zwart (black), klein (little), groote (great), breede (broad), nieuw (new), zuur (sour), bokke (buck).

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  • end of Golden Gate Park are the ocean beach, the Cliff House, repeatedly burned down and rebuilt, the last time in 1907 - a public resort on a rocky cliff overhanging the sea - the seal rocks, frequented all the year round by hundreds of sea-lions, Sutro Heights, the beautiful private grounds of the late Adolph Sutro, long ago opened to the public, and the Sutro Baths, one of the largest and finest enclosed baths and winter gardens of the world.

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  • Geographical conditions and a hard struggle against nature fixed the character of this " aridian " culture, and determined its migrations; the onslaughts of nomad Indians determined the sedentary civilization of the cliff dwellers.

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  • It occurs almost exclusively at Tray Cliff, near Castleton.

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  • The market buildings, at the south-east corner of the square, and partly excavated from the sides of the cliff, contain large halls for the fruit, wool and feather markets and the museum.

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  • On the right bank they are of pliocene gravel, on the left of tufa; and on the latter, on a cliff above the river (the ancient Puilia saxa) stood Ficana (marked by the farmhouse of Dragoncello), which is said to have owed its origin to Ancus Martius.

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  • It consists of a perpendicular chalk cliff 532 ft.

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  • above highwater mark, erected in 1831 on the second cliff to the westward, in o° 10' 18" E., 5 0 ° 43' 30" N., has been superseded by a new lighthouse built in the sea at the foot of the head itself.

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  • The station, which is very unhealthy, is at the top of a cliff 25 ft.

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  • bold cliff, the Bluff, whose summit is 195 ft.

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  • Beyond, again, lies a broad furrow, or ` longitudinal fold,' as geologists call it, parallel to the ridges, and then rises the last elevation, a belt of low calcareous hills, on which, here and there among the waves of beech forest, purple or blue with distance, a white cliff retains its local colour and shines like a patch of fresh snow.

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  • A striking example is that known as Lydden Spout, under Abbot's Cliff, near Dover.

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  • Such foldings, however, can often be distinctly seen, either on some cliff or coast-line, or in the traverse of a piece of hilly or mountainous ground.

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  • it forks into two small streams. Occasionally a cliff touches the river, but in general the lands are subject to yearly inundations throughout its course, the river rising at times above 50 ft., the numerous lakes to the right and left serving as reservoirs.

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  • The theatre lies at the foot of this cliff and is partly excavated out of it, partly built.

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  • The more characteristic and useful birds include many species of the sparrow, such as the song, swamp, Lincoln's chipping and field sparrow; the bank, barn, cliff, white-bellied and rough-winged swallow, as well as the purple martin and the chimney swift; ten or more species of fly-catchers, including the least, arcadian, phoebe, wood pewee, olive-sided and king bird; about ten species of woodpeckers, of which the more common are the downy, hairy, yellowbellied and golden-winged (flicker); about thirty species of warblers, including the parula, cerulean, Blackburnian, prothonotary, yellow Nashville, red-start, worm-eating and chestnut-sided; and four or five species of vireos.

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  • The lighthouse, built on a cliff, has a fine appearance as seen from the Dardanelles.

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  • Sometimes the fowler is let down from the top of the cliff; at other times he climbs the rocks, or, where possible, is pushed upwards by poles made for the purpose.

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  • On the edge of the cliff to the east of the port are some rude brick remains of an old building called Tour d'Ordre, said to be the ruins of a tower built by Caligula at the time of his intended invasion of Britain.

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  • Well-planted grounds fringe the steep slope down to the North Bay, in which there is a promenade pier; the South Cliff is similarly adorned.

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  • The promenades and drives are extensive, and there is an inclined tramway leading from summit to foot of the South Cliff.

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  • The castle was built during the 12th century by William le Gros, earl of Albemarle, who chose the site on the top of a steep cliff now called the "Scaur."

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  • A stream crosses the northern end of the plateau, falling over the cliff edge in a fine cascade.

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  • This flat surface is broken by two ranges of calcareous hills running north and south through the county, and known as the Lincoln Edge or Heights, or the Cliff, and the Wolds.

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  • The Inferior Oolite, somewhat narrower than the Lias, extends from the boundary with Rutland due north past Lincoln to the vicinity of the Humber; it forms the Cliff of Lincolnshire with a strong escarpment facing westward.

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  • It stands on the edge of the cliff rising from the sea at the gardens of St Martin, and was designed to house the collections made by the prince during twenty-five years of oceanographical research, and others.

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  • The situation is pleasant, and the neighbouring coast exhibits bold cliff scenery.

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  • The place where the acropolis was entered was believed to have been overlooked by the mythical Meles when he carried the lion round his fortress to make it invulnerable; it was really a path opened by one of the landslips, which have reduced the sandstone cliff of the acropolis to a mere shell, and threaten to carry it altogether into the plain below.

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  • Beyond that, less than three feet separated the road from the edge of a cliff.

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  • The car made one more circle in the road and then lunged at the cliff.

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  • For a few moments the car hung there, the back half solidly on the ground, the front hanging precariously over the cliff.

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  • At any time a gust of wind could send the car over the cliff.

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  • It would be dark by the time they got the car off the edge of the cliff.

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  • It poised for a moment and then took a dive off the cliff.

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  • Its course down the cliff was marked by the cracking of limbs.

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  • I think a gust of wind got it started and then the edge of the cliff gave way.

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  • Did you get her car off the cliff, dear?

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  • "It was already off the cliff when I got there," he called.

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  • The car slid off the cliff before I got back.

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  • Then you wouldn't have run off that cliff.

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  • As the path turned, the broad side of a metal building came into view, nestled at the foot of a cliff.

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  • What are you doing out here?: She glanced at the cliff.

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  • He glanced up at the cliff and his complexion paled slightly.

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  • I was enjoying myself until I fell over the cliff.

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  • You fell off a cliff?

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  • Anyway, I was lucky it was a low cliff and that Yancey found me before a bear did.

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  • The cliff and surrounding mountains were now behind them.

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  • I had my suspicions the day she fell from the cliff.

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  • I knew when we started this business it was like I was in the backseat of Thelma and Louise's car hurtling toward a cliff edge.

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  • Noon tomorrow, on the cliff opposite the cottage.

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  • By the time she reached the cliff Jule indicated the next day, Yully's soul was humming like an electric wire.

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  • Only two forms and a body draped in black remained on the cliff side.

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  • Last night she risked her life climbing down a precipitous cliff in total darkness in an effort to save Billy Langstrom.

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  • Poor girl probably dove off a cliff.

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  • She held on to his hand, as if keeping him from falling off a cliff.

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  • She felt horrible: Mentally drained, hungry, disappointed she wasn't at the bottom of a cliff somewhere.

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  • cave on a sheer cliff overlooking the sea.

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  • She was closer to the top than to the waves, but the cliff had too few hand and footholds for her to try to climb.

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  • She perched on a boulder near the entrance, wondering how many nights of Sasha-type treatment she'd take before tossing herself off the cliff.

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  • She needed more rope to reach the top of the cliff, yet being dinner for any creature wasn't the way she'd like to go.

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  • If he brought her more fish tomorrow morning, she'd have rope enough to reach the cliff edge ten feet above.

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  • The cliff edge was around ten feet from the cave.

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  • She swung the boulder up, ducking as it slapped the side of the cliff just short of the ledge and fell back to her.

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  • It clattered along the top of the cliff and fell.

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  • She trotted away from the cliff, slowing when she felt far enough from the edge.

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  • However, the thought of swan diving off a cliff the next time he called her a damn blood monkey was getting more tempting with each day!

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  • He didn't give a damn about her, and he sounded as if he'd rather she jump from a cliff than bother him.

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  • She jerked away, surprised, and slid in the mud toward the cliff edge.

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  • Almost immediately she wished he.d let her fall off the cliff.

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  • His hands were hot on her hips and his body blocked the cold wind whipping up the cliff.

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  • Jared limped after him and appeared beside him on the cliff edge, taking in the morning view of grey skies and green forest with a look of distaste.

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  • Hope he chucked it off a cliff.

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  • They didn't go far, and she was surprised to see the grassy slopes end at an abrupt cliff.

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  • She sucked in deep breaths, on the verge of hysterics after the freaky trip from cliff to spaceship.

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  • You guys talk about spending overnights, hanging from a hammock sling, half way up some cliff on the other side of the world!

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  • The penstock, three feet in diameter at this point, was a long black snake, carrying its mountain water to the small generating station, while adjacent black piping and frequent taps provided the ice that coated the cliff sides in gigantic clusters below.

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  • The giant pipe ran through a wooded area, away from the cliff edge.

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  • She was prattling on about the planet Zzz where some arch villain who closely resembled Jerome Shipton, was to meet his due while climbing an icy cliff, in hot pursuit of a fair maiden whom Dean took to be a greatly slimmed down version of the author.

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  • After the trail bent toward the cliff, Dean could see down the gorge, all the way to the roadway bridge where ghost-like spectators continued to mill about in the whirl of falling snow.

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  • She disguised her beauty as an old man, a ragged peasant, and no one paid heed as she carefully moved up the narrow pathway until she finally reached the edge of the cliff and sighted the spot where Jership the Terrible had secured his line.

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  • He sure didn't fall all the way down from where the line was cut and I doubt anyone cut the rope when he was half way down the cliff.

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  • He leaned forward but strain as he might, the overhanging bulge at the top of the cliff prevented him from seeing the source of the activity.

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  • He glanced back once more at the void beyond the ledge and then looped the line around his body and stomped the few feet toward the cliff, trying to step without tripping in the cumbersome and unfamiliar foot wear.

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  • Yes. But Weller told me in the hospital that in the confusion of getting Shipton out of the gorge, no one examined the bottom of the cliff, where he landed.

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  • The crime scene was the top of the cliff, where the rope was slashed.

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  • Some of the private industry's greatest minds are with the VP in the cliff.

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  • She turned away, crossed the road, and skirted the darkened helipad resting at the edge of a cliff overlooking an extensive valley.

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  • She perched on one of the boulders lining the cliff edge and tucked her legs beneath her.

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  • The cliff's sheer drop created a natural defense against any intruders in addition to providing a view that was breathtaking by day or night.

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  • A man stood near the boulders hedging the cliff, crazed as he flung his arms around and screamed.

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  • Two more black-clad protective service members with weapons drawn stood nearby, one a safe distance behind the lunatic and the other near the cliff.

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  • Lana shifted, and Arnie bolted towards the cliff.

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  • Arnie tripped, the content of his fist flying free over the boulders to the cliff's edge.

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  • "So ends that walking tragedy," Elise said, standing at the cliff's edge and peering over it.

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  • What was so important she flung herself off a cliff to get it?

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  • The barracks are by the helipad by the cliff.

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  • Her surroundings blurred into light and shadows, and she felt the sickening sense of falling off the cliff again.

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  • A warm embrace caught her mid-fall over the cliff, and the scent of soap and man penetrated her bewildered senses.

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  • You could've popped that maniac before he dragged you over the cliff.

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  • "No more cliff diving," Brady said as she stepped into the night.

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  • Smith went crazy and dove off a cliff.

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  • He'd spent days fighting to reach the Peak with the first one, and Lana had nearly gone off a cliff for another one.

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  • He stalked off into the forest, away from the castle and cliff.  Toby clambered through the brush and trees after him, the angel's footsteps loud where Rhyn's were silent.  Rhyn found a deer path and followed it until he reached a snowy meadow.  Crossing it, he continued to look for a place to stash the angel where the kid wouldn't freeze to death.  After another hour of walking, he found a small pocket in the roots of a massive tree.

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  • He was still above the timberline, devoid of any trees that would impair visibility so it was clear enough to follow the road with its many switchbacks and curves traversing the mountain below him, a black line clinging to the side of the cliff like a pen­cil drawing.

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  • She led him along a dim trail that followed the edge of a granite cliff.

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  • Rocks had been piled to make a shelter under the cliff across from them.

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  • If that means I dive off a cliff to keep the Others from using me against you, I'll do it.

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  • They reached the cliff before the first arrows fell.

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  • The kingdom perched on a cliff overlooking an ocean of velvet blue.

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  • Lines of tents were tucked between the outer wall of the city and the edge of the cliff.

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  • Dozens of men sparred in small groups along the cliff.

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  • It was not within the walls, the encampment on the cliff, or within the passionate people themselves.

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  • Vara stood alone on the cliff's edge at the boundary of Oceanan and Tiyan, clad in a crimson-lined cloak.

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  • Inside the city, Tiyan's men had wiped out all followers of Memon and begun to stack the bodies near the cliff.

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  • Large rocks had been stacked, forming an outside wall that made a room under an overhanging cliff.

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  • Her gaze lifted to the top of the cliff on her right.

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  • His gaze lifted to the cliff top.

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  • He posed for their cameras and finally leaped from one ledge to another along the face of the cliff until he disappeared over the lip and into the forest above them.

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  • The graves lay before them near the edge of a cliff.

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  • She slid, bounced and screamed her way to the edge of the cliff, finally stopping her descent by grabbing the base of a bush.

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  • She released the bush and clawed at the ground as she slid over the cliff.

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  • I can't begin to describe to you what was going through my mind after you fell off that cliff.

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  • His stomach cramped at the memory of that cliff.

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  • At one point the road became one lane and curved around the face of a cliff.

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  • On one side was a massive rock cliff covered with green moss.

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  • Alvaro then sees that it is Leonora and, in absolute despair, throws himself off a nearby cliff.

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  • abseil down dizzying cliff faces over the water's edge.

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  • abseiling down a sheer cliff face may not be the obvious choice of activity for someone with an intense fear of heights.

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  • It's a bit like the old health promotion adage about having a beautifully equipped ambulance at the bottom of the cliff.

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  • After Hans ' death is fully avenged the creature jumps from a cliff to her death.

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  • John Ratzenberger - ' Cliff Clavin ' Cliff is Norm's partner in crime and fellow barfly.

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  • The humor may have dated, but where else will you see Cliff smoking a cigarette or Sylvia Syms wearing a basque?

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  • beck level water can be heard through the lower entrance, a bedding slot under the cliff on the left bank.

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  • beetleas got the motion of a pendulum, and now swinging back, it comes in beneath the beetling cliff.

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  • belay stance on a climb at a Cornish sea cliff.

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  • Survey of chalk cave, cliff, intertidal and subtidal reef biotopes in the Thanet coast cSAC.

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  • blockhouse at the foot of the cliff.

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  • However, even next to fresh cliff falls one rarely finds freshly broken material on the beach suggesting that it is quickly rounded.

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  • For over two thousand years, Indians stampeded buffalo over the mile-long cliff.

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  • The ' fairy chimney ' and exposed cliff faces have been part excavated and tunneled so as to form churches and various chambers.

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  • From the point of view of even classical bourgeois political economy, Cliff's argument was a pure evasion.

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  • cleft in the cliff they were greeted by an unfamiliar sight.

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  • His right hand held on to a crumbling stone cliff, his left stuck out in mid-air.

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  • You're on a narrow road with a sheer cliff on your side.

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  • A precipitous green cliff faces the sea; in the background rises Fuji above dark foothills against a glowing sunset sky.

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  • cliff hanger - what does Donna have to tell Gaz?

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  • cliff erosion without damaging the SSSI.

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  • cliff ledges, unaware that they were hopping along a raised beach full of marine fossils.

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  • I live on top of the cliff to the left of the picture in a house nearest the cliff edge.

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  • cliff recession and landsliding present significant problems to many communities around our coast.

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  • He was about 60 feet down from the top of a sheer sandstone cliff, with 40 feet below.

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  • Rock climbing Or, more accurately, sea cliff climbing, is big in these parts.

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  • A head popped up over the edge of the cliff about 6 ' away - it was a rock climber.

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  • England have had their chances to tread upon fingernails desperately clinging to the cliff top.

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  • Here, there is a large cliff supporting an enormous nesting seabird colony.

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  • Columba livia, so called because it lives in caves and cliff sites.

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  • The falcon was particularly confiding tracking us along the cliff path.

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  • Black Guillemots also breed in various coastal cliff crevices.

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  • crumbleight hand held on to a crumbling stone cliff, his left stuck out in mid-air.

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  • dank, smelly air up the cliff face to where we stood.

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  • The fantastically detailed animation and cliff hanging story lines captured the imagination and became essential viewing for a generation.

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  • We suited up, entered the water and began a shallow dive following the reef along the cliff.

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  • To prevent the cliff face collapsing it was necessary to take the power out of the sea and to stabilize the dunes.

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  • This may represent sediment supplied by cliff erosion being entrained by the westward flowing recirculating eddy (Dyer, 1971 ).

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  • Why is a species equipped with a rational consciousness rushing toward the cliff edge like a pack of mad yaks on smack?

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  • edge of a towering cliff.

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  • Take a ride down the cliff in the glass elevator.

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  • Littoral drift rates and volumes should be estimated using details of cliff, and shoreface erosion inputs and beach volume changes.

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  • Research is being carried out into developing methods of slowing the rate of cliff erosion without damaging the SSSI.

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  • erosive power of this water cut the cliff.

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  • Lynton, set on the cliffs above, can be reached by water-operated cliff railroad from the Victorian esplanade.

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  • I arrived at the site late evening, and immediately picked up an adult Gyr flying along the cliff face - what a bird!

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  • This wedge shaped flat topped protuberance is 600 meters up a cliff face overlooking a fjord.

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  • Yellow Finches were busy on the low cliff ledges, unaware that they were hopping along a raised beach full of marine fossils.

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  • This ' hunt ' involves the fishermen plucking about 2,000 baby gannets from the cliff faces using long poles.

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  • The cave itself was located half way up the cliff face of a limestone gorge.

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  • Until 1995, the numbers of breeding guillemots and razorbills on their sea cliff nest sites had been increasing in south west Wales.

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  • common guillemots breed at most places around the coasts of Britain and Ireland where there is suitable cliff habitat.

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  • The outline of the series is a hard one to work out and each episode is a real cliff hanger.

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  • The series ends on a cliff hanger - what does Donna have to tell Gaz?

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  • Further to the left the cliff becomes more hospitable with the odd barrier of overhangs and smooth wall thrown in to add spice.

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  • Anyone who thinks they may be able to help us is cordially invited to get in touch with Cliff Voisey, Hon Sec.

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  • A cliff on the way to the coast had about 100 jackdaws clinging to it.

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  • Then soars prospecting and swoops on a young jackdaw, flies with it to a grassy diner top of the cliff.

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  • In the top of the cliff there was a small kibbutz where there was a bar and we bought a bottle of water.

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  • These were exposed at Evans Cliff following a recent landslip.

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  • Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right.

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  • ledge on a cliff was a pretty good place to be.

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  • They may nest in tree holes, on cliff ledges or on buildings.

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  • It started working on 1st January 1859, taking over from the original lighthouse on the cliff top.

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  • These figures refer to cliff top recession, and they generalize local differences due to contrasts of rock lithology and structure.

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  • cliff morphology may follow a cyclic pattern of response to marine undercutting of the toe that results in cliff failure.

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  • Cliff Richard stared at the assembled multitude gathered for his forty-eighth Christmas concert.

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  • taking the pangas we headed for some rock steps up a small cliff.

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  • Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland.

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  • pear-shaped egg which does not roll over the cliff edge.

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  • Two juvenile peregrines flew along a cliff high above us while the local flora included Ramonda, Pyramidal Orchid and Pyrenean Saxifrage.

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  • I regret that I did not measure this, but I was very hot and tired after a somewhat perilous cliff walk.

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  • plunges over the cliff and onto the rocks below.

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  • Much of Cliff's humor had the same aim as satire: to puncture pomposity.

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  • This explanation was viewed rather skeptically, and we wondered if the cliff had become rather more precipitous due to subsequent quarrying.

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  • Cliff Wright's tender illustrations complement the lyrical prose of Adele Geras.

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  • Across the mouth of the pass, from cliff to cliff, the Dark Lord had built a rampart of stone.

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  • cliffs increase slightly in height eastward and landsliding rather than rockfall becomes increasingly evident as the major cliff recession process.

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  • It seems that every town in the Dordogne region is built on a cliff.

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  • cliff retreat rates will be measured for both sides of the Channel.

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  • Joseph Hello, I'm Dave from Kent I have been a cliff Richard fan since as long as I can remember.

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  • A small rivulet arches over a cliff, the movement of sun on water spring leaves in a light breeze.

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  • You're on a narrow road with a sheer cliff on your side.

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  • rolling farmland to the coastal cliff tops.

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  • rowan tree growing some 50 feet above on top of the cliff.

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  • His pushing Locque off the cliff, while a ruthless act, hardly makes Moore appear ruthless in my book.

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  • sailing downstream, the first gorge is Qutang, a stretch five miles long with vertical cliff faces.

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  • Shore diving is mainly sandy and the cliff edges are wonderful.

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  • Suddenly after one hour there was a black cliff approximately 30 meters in front and white scum of breaking sea.

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  • On and up the next cliff to view a magnificent seascape.

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  • In places the lower cliffs, backshore and cliff crevices are influenced by freshwater seepages, flushes and springs.

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  • sheer cliff on your side.

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  • shoved off a cliff.

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  • During the winter of 1993-94 there was severe cliff slippage at Filey, which caused the club to lose its clubhouse and changing rooms.

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  • The process we are describing, nevertheless, suggests a fairly gradual slowdown in economic growth rather than ' falling off a cliff ' .

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  • stampeded buffalo over the mile-long cliff.

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  • The south side of this small island offers divers the opportunity to swim along cliff faces, through caves, and swim throughs.

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  • Cliff Prior, chief executive of Rethink, said: " Mental illness is the last taboo.

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  • Love Readings & psychic Love Reports from Silvermoon love readings & reports using psychic tarot and clairvoyance, from Cliff and Lily, .. .

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  • The ruins of the Abbey high on the cliff top dominate the town and speak of its religious history.

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  • transects parallel to the cliff whilst running the swath bathymetry.

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  • We have ample free forecourt parking, nestling among pine trees, only two minutes from the cliff top.

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  • He's just produced his 23rd album, the latest being troubadour featuring a host of luminaries including Cliff Richard.

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  • In 2000, a bronze age inverted cremation urn was noted about a meter down in the cliff face.

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  • For a wager he rode his horse to the extreme verge of the cliff.

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  • Q: If you threw a violist and a soprano off a cliff, which one would hit the ground first?

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  • whiteout conditions, Yates lowered Simpson over the edge of an unseen cliff.

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  • even wilder, was the idea of watching Cliff working in the studio.

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  • zigzag route down a cliff several hundred feet.

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  • In Inishmore there stand, on a cliff 220 ft.

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  • Its position is most extraordinary, for it occupies a cavern in the middle of the face of a perpendicular cliff 1000 ft.

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  • It is approached by a zigzag path at the side of the cliff, from which a flight of stone xxvII.

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  • The Prytaneum, mentioned by Pausanias, and probably the original centre of the ancient city, was situated somewhere east of the northern cliff of the Acropolis.

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  • from Barmouth, is on a cliff overlooking the sea.

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  • Roman remains have been discovered on the cliff north of the town; the site was probably important, but nothing is certainly known about it.

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  • As to appeals the mixed council of Cliff at Hoo (747) said they should go to the synod of the province.

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  • The principal spring issues from under a cliff on the south-east side of the hill, and the water runs to a.

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  • The castle and barracks, occupied by an Austrian garrison, stand on a cliff commanding a fine view of the city.

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  • The plateau-like summit, which originally could be reached only from the south by a steep and narrow path, was rendered almost impregnable to Indian attack by a sheer cliff on the river side of the hill, a deep ravine along its eastern base and steep declivities on the other sides.

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  • Its remains, however, are of the 14th century, and include a massive keep rising finely from a cliff above the Nidd.

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  • Opposite the castle is the Dropping Well, the waters of which are impregnated with lime and have petrifying power, this action causing the curious and beautiful incrustations formed where the water falls over a slight cliff.

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  • In addition to these remarkable inland mountains, Formosa's eastern shores show magnificent cliff scenery, the bases of the hills on the seaside taking the form of almost perpendicular walls as high as from 150o to 2 500 ft.

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  • In the vicinity is a cliff or ridge of rock called Teufelsmauer (Devil's wall), from which fine views are obtained across the plain and into the deep gorges of the Harz Mountains.

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  • The water is deep right to the base of the cliff and owing to the winds and the strength of the ocean currents, navigation is dangerous.

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  • The houses cluster beneath and above a cliff (klint) 100 ft.

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  • long) and Spiggie (1 ?„- m.) in Mainland; and Loch of Cliff (2 m.) in Unst, and numerous short streams. The principal capes are Sumburgh Head, the most southerly point of Mainland, a bold promontory 300 ft.

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  • to the north-east, was famous in antiquity for its figs and fuller's earth (KL,ucwXia yi), and contained a considerable city, the remains of which cover the cliff of St Andrews.

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  • The sides of the triangle slope down abruptly towards the west, more gradually towards the east; at the base stands the cone of Ayala Hill, the last outpost of the Rudnik Mountains, which extend far away to the south; and, at the apex, a cliff of Tertiary chalk, 200 ft.

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  • This cliff is crowned by the walls and towers of the citadel, once white, but now maroon with age, and, though useful as a prison and barracks, no longer of any military value.

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  • 293-306), both natives of the district, was the appearance assumed by a cliff on Sipylus when seen from a distance and from the proper point of view (see Jebb on Sophocles, Antigone, 831).

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  • The shore terrace descends by a steep cliff to the sea, forming the "rise" of a submarine "tread" in the form of fringing reef which surrounds the island and is never uncovered, even at low water, except in Flying Fish Cove, where the only landing-place exists.

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  • The geological sequence of events appears to have been the following: - After the deposition of the Eocene (or Oligocene) limestone - which reposes upon a floor of basalts and trachytes - basalts and basic tuffs were ejected, over which, during a period of very slow depression, orbitoidal limestones of Miocene age - which seem to make up the great mass of the island - were deposited; then elapsed a long period of rest, during which the atoll condition existed and the guano deposit was formed; from then down to the present time there has succeeded a series of sea-level subsidences, resulting in the formation of the terraces and the accummulation of the detritus now seen on the first inland cliff, the old submarine slope of the island.

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  • The sea-face is generally overhanging cliff, but in a few places are sandy beaches and low sandhills.

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  • The cliff is cut away all round these immense sepulchres so that they stand free.

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  • The Nelson monument, an elongated turfeted structure, stands on the highest cliff of the hill.

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  • distant, through the lovely glen by the river-side, leads to the mansion of the Drummonds, perched high on a lofty cliff falling sheer to the stream.

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  • The former is most picturesquely situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Above the cliff west of the old town is a broad promenade called the Lees, commanding a notable view of the channel and connected by lifts with the shore below.

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  • On this cliff also stands the parish church of St Mary and St Eanswith, a cruciform building of much interest, with central tower.

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  • From a granitic cliff 1500 ft.

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  • The collegiate church, standing picturesquely on a cliff above the sea, was founded about 1235, and has a monastic building attached to it.

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  • Strabo describes a river which he terms Catarractes as a large stream falling with a great noise over a lofty cliff.

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  • As fast as the rock of a cliff is weathered its fragments are washed to the ground by the rain, and carried down the slopes by small streams, ultimately finding their way into a river along which they are carried until the force of the water is insufficient to keep them in suspension, when they become deposited in the river bed or along its banks.

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  • Pisco Bay contains San Gallan Island, high, with a bold cliff outline, 22 m.

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  • The adjective "beetle-browed," and similarly "beetling" (of a cliff), are derived from the name of the insect.

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  • On the northern side a lofty semicircular cliff, reaching a height of 3714 ft., half encircles the present active cone, and descends in long slopes towards the plains below.

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  • Between the two mountains the Pleistus flowed from east to west, and opposite the town received the brooklet of the Castalian fountain, which rose in a deep gorge in the centre of the Parnassian cliff.

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  • It chanced that there existed on the polished surface of a cliff at Behistun in western Persia a tri-lingual inscription which, according to Diodorus, had been made by Queen Semiramis of Nineveh, but which, as is now known, was really the work of King Darius.

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  • the whole of Allamakee and parts of Winneshiek, Fayette, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson counties form the only driftless area of the state; in that section cliffs frequently rise almost vertically from the banks of a river to a height of from 300 to 400 ft., and from the summit of the cliff to the crest of the divide, a few miles distant, there is another ascent of 300 ft.

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  • The archaeologist recovers his specimens from waste places, cave deposits, abandoned villages, caches, shell-heaps, refuse-heaps, enclosures, mounds, hut rings, earthworks, garden beds, quarries� and workshops, petroglyphs, trails, graves and cemeteries, cliff and cavate dwellings, ancient pueblos, ruined stone dwellings, forts and temples, canals or reservoirs.

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  • Cliff dwellings,.

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  • Lumholtz found survivals of the cliff dwellers.

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  • Nordenskjold, The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde, Colorado (Stockholm, 18 93); Zelia Nuttall, The Book of the Life of the Ancient Mexicans (Univ.

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  • The cruciform parish church of St Marcelliana stands on a high cliff, west of the castle.

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  • Epd rEty, to tear, English "rive," the sense being a broken cliff or steep bank.

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  • A strong machicolated and turreted wall surrounds the rock, running along its base on the south, ascending halfway up the cliff on the north, on which side it stands close to the abbey wall, and again descending on the west.

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  • He razed the walls and allowed the women, children and priests to retire in safety to Liege, but the male prisoners he either hanged or drowned in the river by causing them to be cast from the projecting cliff of Bouvignes.

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  • The citadel on the cliff, Soo ft.

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  • Half way up the cliff, but some distance south of the citadel, is the grotto of Montfat, alleged to be the site of Diana's shrine.

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  • After the cessation in 1882 of works in connexion with the Channel tunnel, to connect England and France, coal-boring was attempted in the disused shaft, west of the Shakespeare Cliff railway tunnel near Dover.

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  • At about half a dozen yards from the cliff, widening and becoming lower, it extends outwards into a platform, which has a slight seaward inclination, but is easy to walk upon, and for nearly ioo yds.

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  • from the cliff it turns a little to the eastward for 20 or 30 yds., and then sinks into the sea.

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  • The neighbouring Pegwell Bay, famed for its shrimps, is supposed to have been the scene of the landing of Hengist and Horsa, and at Cliff's End (Ebbs Fleet) a monolithic cross marks the landing-place of St Augustine in 596.

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  • Homoeopathic Hospital English Miles g) on rin 'am cliff Menton Carrum Mornington p?

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  • Captain Gosnold rounded Gay Head, which he named Dover Cliff, and established on what is now Cuttyhunk Island, which he called Elizabeth Island, the first (though, as it proved, a temporary) English settlement in New England.

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  • Educational institutions include Dallas medical college(1901),the colleges of medicine and pharmacy of Baylor University, the medical college of South-western University (at Georgetown, Texas), Oak Cliff female academy, Patton seminary, St Mary's female college (Prot.

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  • Lake Cliff, Cycle and Oak Lawn parks are amusement grounds.

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  • Another consequence of revived erosion is seen in the occurrence of great landslides, where the removal of weak (Permian) clays has sapped the face of the Vermilion Cliffs (Triassic sandstone), so that huge slices of the cliff face have slid down and forward a mile or two, all shattered into a confused tumult of forms for a score or more of miles along the cliff base.

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  • The outer ranges in Alberta have usually the form of tilted blocks with a steep cliff towards the north-east and a gentler slope, corresponding to the dip of the beds, towards the south-west.

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  • Excepting on the west coasts of the larger islands, which present rugged cliff scenery remarkable both for beauty and for colouring, the group lies somewhat low and is of bleak aspect, owing to the absence of trees.

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  • The charm of the Orkneys does not lie in their ordinary physical features, so much as in beautiful atmospheric effects, extraordinary examples of light and shade, and rich coloration of cliff and sea.

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  • The lower town of Unterland, on the spit, and the upper town, or Oberland, situated on the cliff above, are connected by a wooden stair and a lift.

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  • The island is divided into four districts: Vathy, Aeto (or Eagle's Cliff), Anoge (Anoi) or Upland, and Exoge (Exoi) or Outland.

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  • The island is incidentally described with no small variety of detail, picturesque and topographical; the Homeric localities for which counterparts have been sought are Mount Neritos, Mount Neion, the harbour of Phorcys, the town and palace of Odysseus, the fountain of Arethusa, the cave of the Naiads, the stalls of the swineherd Eumaeus, the orchard of Laertes, the Korax or Raven Cliff and the island Asteris, where the suitors lay in ambush for Telemachus.

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  • The former, as one enters from the pathway along the sides of the cliff, have a broad verandah, its roof supported by pillars, and giving towards the interior on to a hall averaging in size about 35 ft.

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  • west of Santa Fe, are many prehistoric cave, cliff and communal dwellings, and near the city are several prehistoric mounds.

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  • A f'rm sandy beach extends westward to Redcar and the mouth of the Tees, while eastward towards Whitby the cliffs become very fine, Boulby Cliff (666 ft.) being the highest sea cliff in England.

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