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  • Its walls are carved from the cliffs, Memon continued.

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  • North of that point a line of high cliffs, in which occur the ports of Fcamp and Dieppe, stretches nearly to the sandy estuary of the Somme.

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  • He watched the massive white cliffs grow closer, awed by their size.

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  • Below Bristol the valley becomes the Clifton Gorge, famous for its wooded cliffs and for the Clifton suspension bridge which bestrides it.

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  • These sepulchres are usually hollowed out of the face of low cliffs on the side of a hill.

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  • The familiar path down the coastline passed the Cliffs of Moher and continued for a short distance.

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  • The favourite haunts of the wild cat are mountain forests where masses or rocks or cliffs are interspersed with trees, the crevices in these rocks or the hollow trunks of trees affording sites for the wild cat's lair, where its young are produced and reared.

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  • The highest point is the Monte Solaro (1920 ft.) on the west, while at the east end the cliffs rise to a height of 900 ft.

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  • The cliffs on the east shore of Green Bay form a bold escarpment, and from this ridge the land slopes gradually to the lake.

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  • The fluviatile trees next the shore are the slender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooded hills and cliffs around are its overhanging brows.

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  • Bushes looked like gigantic trees and level ground like cliffs and slopes.

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  • The most famous remains of the ancient city are the temples, the most important of which form a row along the low cliffs at the south end of the city.

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  • It stands upon the slope and summit of the cliffs above Filey Bay, which is fringed by a fine sandy beach.

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  • Maria di Leuca (so called since ancient times from its white cliffs), the S.E.

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  • A wall and esplanade extend along the bottom of the cliffs, and there is a fine stretch of sandy beach.

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  • Lying in a hollow, the town is shut in by hills which terminate in the forelands of Salcombe and High Peak, two sheer cliffs of a deep red colour.

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  • Standing on cliffs of considerable elevation, the town has repeatedly suffered from ravages of the sea.

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  • We found the demon when we took this land near the great cliffs.

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  • If Memon succeeds in raising an army of his allies, he will be able to trap us here on the cliffs, against the ocean here.

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  • At the eastern end steep cliffs rise from the water, and luxuriant vegetation covers the hills.

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  • They are printed in three colours, contours at intervals of 10 and 20 metres being in brown, incidental features (ravines, cliffs, glaciers) in black or blue.

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  • The coast scenery, especially on the west, is always picturesque and often grand, the cliffs, sheer precipices of brilliant colouring, reaching a height of over l000 ft.

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  • They found the ruins about a mile further where the creek followed a gorge between two high cliffs.

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  • Its situation is most picturesque, on the steep left bank of the river Nidd, which here follows a well-wooded valley, hemmed in by limestone cliffs.

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  • The Grind of the Navir ("Gate of the Giants") is a staircase carved by the waves out of the porphyry cliffs.

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  • Below the falls the river rushes through a rocky gorge, and openings in the cliffs to the water are rare.

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  • The sea-face of Thanet consists mainly of bold slopes or sheer cliffs, and the eastern extremity is the fine headland of the North Foreland.

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  • Here the wall gained the top of the cliffs which mark the southern edge of the plateau of Epipolae, which from this point onwards it followed as far as Euryelus.

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  • To the east of the gorge the wall still follows the edge of low cliffs of the, coast, and continues to do so all along the east side of Achradina 1 The date of the fragment of city wall immediately to the north-east of the so-called palaestra is uncertain; it is therefore doubtful whether it can belong to this system of defences (Lupus, pp. 308, 331).

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  • Both east and west the walls of the rift-valley are close to the lake,the water in many places washing the base of the cliffs.

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  • On the west side the mountains present many pointed and conical summits; on the east the cliffs rise abruptly r000 to 2000 ft.

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  • There are occasional outcrops of rock and low perpendicular cliffs.

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  • By the sea-side in the west of the district the travertine forms cliffs from 20 to 80 ft.

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  • The Arakhtu, or " river of Babylon," flowed past the southern side of the city, and to the south-west of it on the Arabian bank lay the great inland freshwater sea of Nejef, surrounded by red sandstone cliffs of considerable height, 40 m.

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  • On the west they rise somewhat steeply, exposing high cliffs of white limestone, which perhaps gave Palgrave the impression that the range is of greater absolute height than is actually the case.

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  • On their western margin steep cliffs generally rise from the sea, above which is the tablazo or plateau, in some places slightly undulating, in others with ridges of considerable height rising out of it.

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  • Considerable portions of the city wall are preserved on the north-west; on the east and south the precipitous cliffs formed a sufficient defence.

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  • Some are contained in alluvial depressions in the river valleys; others have been formed by volcanic eruptions, the ejecta damming the rivers until exits were found over cliffs or through gorges.

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  • The coast is for the most part abrupt and rocky, often leaving room for only a narrow path along the shore, and when viewed from the sea it does not suggest the extent of country lying between its cliffs and the lofty summits behind.

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  • Up in the north-eastern corner of the precinct, standing at the foot of the cliffs, are the remains of the interesting Cnidian Lesche or Clubhouse.

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  • The site of Dunbar is so commanding that a castle was built on the cliffs at least as early as 856.

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  • The battle in 1408, which was fought along the base of the cliffs here between the Savages of the Ards and the Irish, is described in Sir Samuel Ferguson's "Hibernian Nights Entertainment."

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  • Tanganyika has been formed by the subsidence of a long narrow tract of country relatively to the surrounding plateaus, which fall to the lake in abrupt cliffs, some thousands of feet high in places.

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  • The bay itself is a shallow indentation of the coast, and is fringed with high picturesque cliffs, breached in places by steepsided narrow gullies.

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  • The old fishing village overhangs the cliffs, while the more modern watering-place is mostly built a little inland.

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  • There are some remains of the ancient city walls of rectangular blocks of tufa on the southern side of the town, and some rock-cut sewers in the cliffs below them.

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  • In the cliffs opposite the town on the south is the rock-cut church of the Madonna del Parto, developed, no doubt, out of an Etruscan tomb, of which there are many here; and close by is a rock-hewn amphitheatre of the Roman period, with axes of 55 and 44 yds., now most picturesque.

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  • Similar effects are produced along the boulder-clay cliffs of the Baltic. Where the force of the waves on the beach produces its full effect the coarser material gets worn down to gravel, sand and silt, the finest particles remaining long suspended in the water to be finally deposited as mud in quiet bays.

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  • Moreover, the largest streams have numerous tributaries, and nearly all alike flow circuitously between steep if not vertical cliffs or in deep craggy ravines overlooked by distant hills, among which the wagon road has wound its way with difficulty.

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  • From Cape Buru westwards precipitous limestone cliffs, several hundred feet high, face the sea and rise into forest-clad mountains behind.

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  • Geologically the region is made up of Carboniferous limestones, clay slates and sandstones, containing anthracite and coal; of Cretaceous marls, chalk, sandstone and greensands - chalk cliffs, in fact, accompany the Don for 200 m.; and of Miocene limestones and clays.

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  • It stands on a bare upland, close to the sea; and below it is Tintagel Haven, or Porth, a small cove surrounded by cliffs of almost black slate.

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  • Beckles in the Wealden cliffs near Hastings; and an accurate knowledge of the skeleton was only obtained when many complete specimens were disinterred by the Belgian government from the Wealden beds at Bernissart, near Mons, during the years 1877-1880.

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  • There the gigantic cliffs, with their banded strata, have been broken into fantastic forms by the waves.

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  • To pass Cook Strait and land in the middle province of South Island is to pass from Portugal to Switzerland, a Switzerland, however, with a seacoast that in the east centre is a dull fringe of monotonous sand dunes or low cliffs.

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  • In the last-named region some fifteen salt-water gulfs penetrate into the very heart of the mountains, winding amid steep, cloudcapped ranges, and tall, richly-clothed cliffs overhanging their calm waters.

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  • Slight rocky ridges run generally along its length, and the coast has low cliffs in places.

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  • The east slope of the Lewis and Clark range is marked by long high spurs, and the valleys between them end in radiating canons that are crowned with bold cliffs.

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  • In the estuary of the Medway there are a number of low marshy islands, but Sheppey presents to the sea a range of slight cliffs from 80 to 90 ft.

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  • The marshes extend along the Swale to Whitstable, whence stretches a low line of clay and sandstone cliffs towards the Isle of Thanet, when they become lofty and grand, extending round the Foreland southward to Pegwell Bay, The coast from Sheppey round to the South Foreland is skirted by numerous flats and sands, the most extensive of which are the Goodwin Sands off Deal.

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  • From Pegwell Bay south to a point near Deal the coast is flat, and the drained marshes or levels of the lower Stour extend to the west; but thence the coast rises again into chalk cliffs, the eastward termination of the North Downs, the famous white cliffs which form the nearest point of England to continental Europe, overlooking the Strait of Dover.

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  • These cliffs continue round the South Foreland to Folkestone, where they fall away, and are succeeded west of Sandgate by a flat shingly shore.

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  • The Thanet beds resting on chalk form a narrow outcrop rising into cliffs at Pegwell Bay and Reculver, and consist (1) of a constant base bed of clayey greenish sand, seldom more than 5 ft.

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  • The neighbouring cliffs exhibit in many places columns similar to those of the Giant's Causeway, a considerable exposure of them being visible at a distance of Soo to 600 yds.

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  • The most remarkable of the cliffs is the Pleaskin, the upper pillars of which have the appearance of a colonnade, and are 60 ft.

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  • The inland slope is gradual, but on the northern shore the range terminates in abrupt and almost perpendicular declivities, and here, consequently, some of the finest coast scenery in the island is found, widely differing, with its unbroken lines of cliffs, from the indented coast-line of the west.

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  • The most remarkable cliffs are those formed of perpendicular basaltic columns, extending for many miles, and most strikingly displayed in Fair Head and the celebrated Giant's Causeway.

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  • He was, however, a desultory student, and in 1870 was advised to go to the little village of Martinhoe, in Devon, for quiet reading, but distinguished himself more by his daring climbs after seagulls' eggs and his engineering skill in cutting a pathway along precipitous cliffs to some caves.

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  • The city extends along the level summit of the cliffs from above the Falls to some 3 m.

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  • Two and a half miles to the east is Chufut-Kaleh (or Jews' city), formerly the chief seat of the Karaite Jews of the Crimea, situated on lofty and almost inaccessible cliffs; it is now deserted except by the rabbi.

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  • Between Bakhchi-sarai and Chufut-kaleh is the Uspenskiy monastery, clinging like a swallow's nest to the face of the cliffs, and the scene of a great pilgrimage on the 15th (29th) of August every year.

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  • The portion known as Freshwater Gate fronts the English Channel from the strip of low-lying coast interposed between the cliffs of the peninsula and those of the main part of the island.

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  • The Loyalty Islands exhibit this type, in which former reefs appear as low cliffs, elevated above the sea, and separated from it by a level coastal tract.

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  • The island of Mare shows evidence of three such elevations, three distinct cliffs alternating with level tracts.

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  • Below it, on the cliffs above the Anio, is a large building round a colonnaded courtyard in opus reticulatum built over the Via Tiburtina (which passes under it in an arched passage), generally known as the villa of Maecenas, but shown by the discovery of inscriptions to have been in reality the meeting place of the Herculanei Augustales, connected probably with the temple.

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  • This Blue Grass Region is like a beautiful park, without ragged cliffs, precipitous slopes, or flat marshy bottoms, but marked by rounded hills and dales.

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  • Separating Franconia and Pemigewasset ranges is the romantic Franconia Notch, overlooking which from the upper cliffs of Profile Mountain is a remarkable human profile, The Great Stone Face, immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne; here, too, is the Franconia Flume, a narrow upright fissure, 60 ft.

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  • Gay Head Light, a beacon near the western extremity, stands among picturesque cliffs, 145 ft.

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  • The White Mountains of northern New Hampshire may be treated as a complex group of rnonadnocks, all of subdued forms, except for a few cliffs at the head of cirque-like valleys, with Mt Washington, the highest of, the dome-like or low pyramidal summits, reaching 6293 ft., and thirteen other summits over 5000 ft.

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  • The great advance in the interpretation of land forms now makes it possible to introduce as thoroughly explanatory a description of these fertile plains as of forms earlier familiar, such as sand dunes, deltas and sea cliffs.

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  • The lakes were small at first, and each had its own outlet at the lowest depression in -the height of land to the south; but as the ice melted back, neighboring lakes became confluent at the level of the lowest outlet of the group; the outflowing streams grew in the same proportion and eroded a broad channel across the height of land and far down stream, while the lake waters built sand reefs or carved shore cliffs along their margin, and laid down sheets of clay on their floors.

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  • A wonderful series of these forms occurs in southern Utah, where in passing northward from the Carboniferous platform one ascends in succession the Vermilion Cliffs (Triassic sandstones), the ViThite Cliffs (Jurassic sandstones, of remarkably cross-bedded structure, interpreted the dunes of an ancient desert), and finally the Pink Cliffs (Eocene strata of fluviatile and lacustrine origin) of the high, forested plateaus.

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  • Associated with these irregular escarpments are occasional rectilinear ridges, the work of extensive erosion on monoclinal structures, of whick Echo Cliffs, east of the Painted Desert (so called from its manycoloured sandstones and clays), is a good example.

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  • With the renewal of uplift by which the earlier cycle of erosion was interrupted and the present cycle introduced, inequalities of surface due to renewed faulting were again introduced; these still appear as cliffs, of more nearly rectilinear front than the retreating escarpments formed in the previous cycle.

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  • These cliffs are peculiar in gradually passing from one formation to another, and in having a height dependent on the displacement of the fault rather than on the structures in the fault face; they are already somewhat battered and dissected by erosion.

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  • The most important line of cliffs of this class is associated with the western and southern boundary of the plateau province, where it was uplifted from the lower ground.

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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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  • Some of the western valleys have also in part of their length beeIi converted into U-shaped troughs; the famous Yosemite Vailey, eroded in massive granite, with side cliffs 1000 or 2000 ft.

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  • Several of the ranges ascend abruptly from the sea; their base is cut back in high cliffs; the Sierra Santa Lucia, south of San Francisco, is a range of this kind; its seaward slope is almost uninhabitable.

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  • The upper division of the Old Red Sandstone is found only in Hoy, where it forms the Old Man and neighbouring cliffs on the N.W.

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  • This bed of volcanic rock may be followed northward in the cliffs, and it may be noticed that it thickens considerably in that direction.

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  • Many indications of ice action are found in these islands; striated surfaces are to be seen on the cliffs in Eday and Westray, in Kirkwall Bay and on Stennie Hill in Eday; boulder clay, with marine shells, and with many boulders of rocks foreign to the islands (chalk, oolitic limestone, flint, &c.), which must have been brought up from the region of Moray Firth, rests upon the old strata in many places.

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  • The cliffs of Copinshay (10) are a favourite haunt of sea-birds, which are captured by the cragsmen for their feathers and eggs.

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  • The cliffs and overhanging crags at Noup Head (250 ft.), the most westerly point, are remarkably picturesque.

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  • The latter is nearly triangular in shape and is surrounded by steep red cliffs, the only beach being the sandy spit near the south-east point, where the landing-stage is situated.

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  • The rocks composing the cliffs are worn into caves, and around the island are many fantastic arches and columns.

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  • The harbour, a natural basin, is protected on the south-east by cliffs and has a quay.

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  • There is a story that in 1122 Joscelin (Jocelyn) of Courtenay, and Baldwin II., king of Jerusalem, both prisoners of the Amir Balak in its castle, were murdered by being cast from its cliffs after an attempted rescue.

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  • The cliffs of the Head, however, are pierced with caverns and fringed with rocks of fantastic outline.

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  • Sea-birds breed abundantly on the cliffs.

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  • The majestic cliffs of the north coast, however, which reach an extreme height in Benwee Head (892 ft.), are difficult of access and rarely visited.

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  • That those to the westward have long been inactive is shown by the destruction of craters by denudation, by deep ravines, valleys and tall cliffs eroded on the mountain sides, especially on the windward side, by the depth of soil formed from the disintegrated rocks, and by the amount as well as variety of vegetable life.

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  • The valleys are remarkable for beautiful scenery, - peaks, cliffs, lateral ravines, cascades and tropical vegetation.

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  • Here the snow lies late and moisture is abundant - but on the southern sun-scorched cliffs but little vegetation is to be seen.

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  • A narrow strip of level moorland, covered with furze and rich in deposits of peat, coal and amber, stretches inland, from the edge of the sheer cliffs which line the coast, to the foot of the mountains.

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  • From the beach, where are the business houses and customs office, rise cliffs of moderate elevation, and on the sides or summits of the hills are the principal buildings, such as Government House, the European hospital and the church of the Presbyterian mission.

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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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  • The crag-martin (Cotyle rupestris) haunts lofty cliffs in the alpine region.

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  • The principal sea-inlets in the north are the Texel Gat or Marsdiep and the Vlie, which lead past the chain of the Frisian Islands into the large inland sea or gulf called the Zuider Zee, and the Wadden or " shallows," which extend along the shores of Friesland and Groningen as far as the Dollart and the mouth of the Ems. The inland sea-board thus formed consists of low coasts of sea-clay protected by dikes, and of some high diluvial strata which rise far enough above the level of the sea to make dikes unnecessary, as in the case of the Gooi hills between Naarden and the Eem, the Veluwe hills between Nykerk and Elburg, and the steep cliffs of the Gaasterland between Oude Mirdum and Stavoren.

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  • It is beautifully situated on the cliffs bordering the S.E.

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  • The coast scenery near Boscastle is severely beautiful, with abrupt cliffs fully exposed to the sea, and broken only by a few picturesque inlets such as Crackington Cove and Pentargan Cove.

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  • Except at the landingplace on the south-east, the cliffs rise sheer out of deep water, and on the north-east side the highest eminence in the island, Conagher, forms a precipice 1220 ft.

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  • Mont also was a local deity and Hathor presided over the western cliffs of Thebes.

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  • Northward and far back in the foot-hills is the Ptolemaic temple of Deir el Medina, and beyond under the cliffs of Deir el Bahri the terrace temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the walls of which are adorned with scenes from her expedition to Puoni (Somaliland) in search of incense trees, and many other subjects.

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  • Taricheae was situated, as is Kerak, on the shore below the cliffs, and partly surrounded by water, while before the city was a plain (the Ghor).

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  • The picturesque old town, built on the cliffs above its harbour, consists of one street stretching for about a mile through a network of lanes.

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  • Grand rugged cliffs line the coast; while, inland, the country is celebrated for the rich colouring of its woods and glens.

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  • The harbour, a natural recess among the cliffs, is sheltered on the east by Hilsborough Head, where there are some alleged Celtic remains; on the west by Lantern Hill, where the ancient chapel of St Nicholas has been transformed into a lighthouse.

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  • Occasionally the desert cliffs and slopes come right down to the river, and it is difficult, if not impossible, to carry the higher-level canals past these obstructions.

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  • Below the town and in the cliffs facing it the rock is hollowed into caverns accessible only by boat.

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  • The south-western part is naturally divided into two tracts by the Niagara escarpment, a line of cliffs capped by hard Silurian limestones, running from Queenston Heights near the falls of Niagara west to the head of Lake Ontario near Hamilton, and then northwest to the Bruce Peninsula on Georgian Bay.

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  • The old shore cliffs and gravel bars of these glacial lakes are still well-marked topographical features, and provide favourite sites for towns and cities.

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  • Whereas other remains attributable to their villages or settlements are rare, their rock-hewn tombs are found by the thousand in the limestone cliffs of south-eastern Sicily.

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  • Inland, the shores of the river are richly wooded; and towards the sea they rise on the south into rugged cliffs.

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  • Below lies the city with its ancient walls and lofty towers, its gardens and squares, its palaces and its mosques, with their delicately-carved domes and minarets covered with fantastic tracery, the port of Bulak, the gardens and palace of Shubra, the broad river studded with islands, the valley of the Nile dotted with groups of trees, with the pyramids on the north horizon, and on the east the barren cliffs, backed by a waste of sand.

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  • The cliffs attain in places a height of 1000 ft.

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  • The cliffs are highest between Esna and Kena, where they reach 1800 ft.

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  • The average width of the .cultivated land is about I0 m., of which the greater part lies on the left (western) bank of the river; and outside this is a belt, varying from a few hundred yards to 3 or 4 m., of stony and sandy ground, reaching up to the foot of the limestone cliffs, which rise in places to as much as 1000 ft.

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  • The cliffs bordering the Nile are largely quarried for limestone and sandstone.

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  • Tombs of Mahommedan saints are also numerous, and are often placed on the summit of the cliffs overlooking the Nile.

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  • Moreover, in many places equally good material could be obtained without much difficulty from the cliffs on both sides of the Nile.

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  • The chief of these was limestone of varying degrees of fineness, composing the cliffs which lined the valley from the apex of the Delta to the neighborhood of El Kab; the best quality was obtained on the east side opposite Memphis from the quarries of Turra and Masgra.

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  • It stands on three successive terraces, rising to the base of the high limestone cliffs behind it.

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  • In the western and northern districts of Jutland this condition gives place to a wide expanse of moorland, covered with heather, and ending towards the sea in low whitish-grey cliffs.

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  • The coast is nowhere, however, very high, except at one or two points in Jutland, and at the eastern extremity of Moen, where limestone cliffs occur.

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  • The deposits of the boulder formation rest generally on limestone of the Cretaceous period, which in many places comes near the surface and forms cliffs on the sea-coast.

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  • The hills rise rapidly on each side, sometimes in grassy slopes, sometimes in rocky bosses and precipitous cliffs, while the bottom is occupied by a lake.

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  • Every distinct variety of rock has its own type of corrie, the peculiarities being marked both in the details of the upper cliffs and crags, and in the amount, form and colour of the screes.

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  • Such cliffs may run for many miles across a country, rising one above another into lofty terraced hills.

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  • The land slopes gently to the sea or to the edge of cliffs that nave been cut back by the waves.

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  • The cliffs vary in character according to the nature of the rock.

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  • On the west the most notable cliffs south of those of Cape Wrath and the Cambrian sandstones of Sutherland are to be found among the basaltic islands, particularly in Skye, where a magnificent range of precipices rising to moo ft.

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  • However, the highest cliffs are found among the Shetland and Orkney Islands.

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  • Along the eastern coast most of the cliffs are formed of rocks belonging to this formation.

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  • These remnants attain their most colossal size and height on the cliffs of Old Red Sandstone.

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  • The coast on both sides of the country shows good sections of the rocks, the Berwickshire cliffs being particularly fine.

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  • The islands, rocks and cliffs and some inland lochs are frequented in multitudes by a great variety of water-fowl.

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  • The deeply indented coast, here falling in huge cliffs sheer into the sea, there retiring to form a beach and a harbour, is favourable to commerce, as in former times it was to piracy.

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  • At the Khundilani gorge of the Bolan route conglomerate cliffs enclose the valley rising to a height of Boo ft., and at Sir-i-Bolan the passage between the limestone rocks hardly admits of three persons riding abreast.

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  • It forms part of an intrusive mass which, on the south and west cliffs of the island, has a columnar arrangement and is traversed by dykes of dolerite, most of which run in a northwest direction.

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  • Eastward the country falls to the level of the Ghor by a succession of steps, among which the lava-covered Sahel el-Ahma may be mentioned, which lies west of the cliffs overhanging the Sea of Galilee.

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  • From this point southward the country assumes the appearance which is familiar to those who have visited Jerusalem - an elevated plateau, bounded on the west by the precipitous cliffs known as the mountains of Moab, with but a few peaks, such as Jebel Shihan (2781 ft.) and Jebel Neba (Nebo, 2643 ft.), conspicuous above the level of the ridge by reason of superior height.

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  • It is situated at the mouth of a small stream, the Dour, whose valley here breaches the high chalk cliffs which fringe the coast on either hand.

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  • The view from the castle keep includes on a clear day the line of cliffs from Folkestone to Ramsgate on the one side, and from Boulogne to Gravelines on the other side of the strait.

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  • The cliffs are honeycombed in all directions with military works.

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  • The prominences of the cliffs which line the valley are crowned by the remains of numerous massive towers, whilst their precipitous faces are for 6 or 7 m.

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  • But the most famous remains at Bamian are two colossal standing idols, carved in the cliffs on the north side of the valley.

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  • At many parts of the north coast the edges of this plateau reach the shore in precipitous cliffs, but in others low plains, dotted with bushes and date-palms, front the heights behind.

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  • On the north side is a sandy beach; on the south cliffs rise abruptly from the ocean.

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  • The ravine, formed by the Rummel, through erosion of the limestone, varies greatly in width - at its narrowest part the cliffs are only 15 ft.

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  • Many of the gulls congregate in vast numbers to breed, whether on rocky cliffs of the sea-coast or on healthy islands in inland waters.

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  • The site of the primitive city, which later became the citadel, is occupied by the modern town; it is situated at the end of a long plateau between two valleys, and protected by perpendicular tufa cliffs some 60 ft.

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  • In the cliffs below the plateau to the north are early rock habitations, and upon the plateau primitive Latin pottery has been found.

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  • In places the sands are fringed by long lines of Casuarina trees; in others, and more especially in the neighbourhood of some of the river mouths, there are deep banks of black mud covered with mangroves; in others the coast presents to the sea bold headlands, cliffs, mostly of a reddish hue, sparsely clad with greenery, or rolling hills covered by a growth of rank grass.

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  • A fine gorge opening from the hills immediately upon the site of the town is known as Cheddar cliffs from the sheer walls which flank it; the contrast of its rocks and rich vegetation, and the falls of a small stream traversing it, make up a beautiful scene admired by many visitors.

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  • Velia up to the low cliffs of the Esquiline, and in another it laid waste the Aventine, the Forum Boarium and Velabrum till it reached the Tiber and the solid barrier of the Servian wall.

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  • Everywhere in India and Ceylon they hollowed out cells and churches in the cliffs and rocks, which are the wonder of the European tourist.

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  • At this point, where it pierces a range of limestone hills, the course of the river is very picturesque, fringed as it is by cliffs which rise woo ft.

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  • Along the whole of the Samara bend the Volga is accompanied on its right bank by high cliffs, which it is constantly undermining, while broad lowland areas stretch along the left or eastern bank, and are intersected by several old beds of the Volga.

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  • The town lies on high ground near the Santee river, in a region abounding in swamps, limestone cliffs and pine forests.

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  • Coal-seams, formerly extensively worked, and from an unknown period of antiquity, appear in the cliffs towards Fair Head, and the fisheries are important.

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  • The surrounding cliffs complete a fine picture.

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  • The first approach is called the Dead Sea, embraced by cliffs 60 ft.

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  • The Baaken's River, usually a small stream, but subject (as in 1908) to disastrous floods, runs through the town, which consists of four divisions; the harbour and business quarter at the foot of the cliffs, the upper part, a flat table-land known as "The Hill"; "The Valley" formed by the Baaken's River; and "South Hill," east of the river.

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  • It is irregularly built on the shore of the Irish Sea and on the cliffs above, at the mouth of the river Ellen.

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  • Welldefined wave-cut cliffs and terraces show two distinct shore-lines of this early lake, one.

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  • The chief economic product of the Desert Sandstone is opal, which occurs in it at White Cliffs and Wilcannia.

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  • In his hours of recreation he climbed the hills or traced the Sorgues from its fountain under those tall limestone cliffs, while odes and sonnets to Madonna Laura were committed from his memory to paper.

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  • The westward prolongation of the great south-western promontory of England, occupied by the county of Cornwall, continues as a rugged ridge broken by a succession of depressions, and exceeds a height of Boo ft., nearly as far as the point where it falls to the ocean in the cliffs of Land's End.

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  • The formation of the coast varies from low, shifting banks of shingle or sand to majestic cliffs, and its character in different localities has been foreshadowed in the previous consideration of the hill-systems and lowlands.

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  • On the Yorkshire coast the Cleveland Hills and the high moors are cut off on the seaward side in magnificent cliffs, which reach the greatest elevation of sea-cliffs on the English coast (666 ft.).

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  • From this point as far south as the North Foreland of Kent the coast, like the land, is almost wholly low, though there are slight cliffs at some points, as along the coasts of Norfolk and Suffolk, on which the sea constantly encroaches.

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  • On the south coast a succession of cliffs and low shores may be correlated with the main physical features of the land.

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  • Thus in succession there are the famous white cliffs about Dover, terminating the North Downs, the low coast of Romney Marsh, projecting seaward in Dungeness, the cliffs above Hastings, terminating an offshoot of the Forest Ridges, the low shore between Hastings and Eastbourne, to which succeeds the lofty Beachy Head, terminating the South Downs.

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  • A flat coast follows as far as Selsey Bill and Spithead, but the south coast 410 [Physical Geography] of the Isle of Wight shows a succession of splendid cliffs.

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  • The process of destruction, slow in some places, is so rapid in others that it can be traced even from month to month - the incessant work of the waves washing away the soft strata at the base of the cliffs and leaving the summits unsupported.

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  • Many cliffs of the east coast, from the Humber to the mouth of the Thames, are suffering from this destructive action, and instances also occur on the south coast.

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  • The northern coast, bordering the Bristol Channel, is steep, with picturesque cliffs and deep bays or short valleys running into the high land, each occupied by a little seaside town or village.

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  • Flamborough Head, the South Foreland, Beachy Head and the Needles are examples of the fine scenery into which chalk weathers where it fronts the sea, and these white cliffs gave to the island its early name of Albion.

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  • The thickest covering of drift is found in the Holderness district of Yorkshire, where, from the chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head to the sandspit of Spurn Point, the whole coast is formed of boulderclay resting on chalk.

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  • Unlike most of its tribe, it is a good climber; and where wooded cliffs are not available, will take up its quarters in tall trees.

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  • Two projecting cliffs, named the Phaedriadae, frame the gorge in which the Castalian spring flows out, and just to the west of this, on a shelf above the ravine of the Pleistus, is the site of the Pythian shrine of Apollo and the Delphic oracle.

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  • The headlands, the deep indentations and the numerous islands in the bays and beyond produce a beautiful mingling of land and sea and give to the whole ocean front the appearance of a fringed and tasselled border; west of the mouth of the Kennebec River are a marshy shore and many low grassy islands; but east of this river the shore becomes more and more bold, rising in the precipitous cliffs and rounded summits of Mt Desert and Quoddy Head, 1527 and 1000 ft.

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  • The terraces represent the out-cropping edges of hard sandstone layers included in the series of plateau sediments, and are named according to the colour of the rock exposed in the south-facing escarpments, the Pink Cliffs (highest), White Cliffs and Vermilion Cliffs.

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  • A still lower terrace, terminating in the Shinarump Cliffs, is less conspicuous; but the higher ones afford magnificent scenery.

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  • The Archean rocks produce a picturesque coast-line, the north shore particularly being indented by deep bays surrounded by high cliffs, mostly burnt off and somewhat desolate; the islands also rise abruptly to considerable heights, the north shore furnish= ing the boldest scenery of the Great Lakes.

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  • The picturesque appearance of the village, with its quays and little harbour, and the grandeur of the cliffs and moorland scenery towards Land's End, make Newlyn an attractive spot.

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  • Like Poseidon, he looks forth over his watery kingdom from lofty cliffs and promontories (aKra70s, and perhaps empiTas).

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  • The French advance met at first with little opposition, and several divisions scaled the cliffs of the lower Alma without difficulty.

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  • Where the streams cut their way through sheets of basaltic lava their banks are steep, almost vertical cliffs, but where they cut through sedimentary rocks the sides have a more gentle slope.

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  • The surface is generally hilly; the scenery is fine in the north, where the cliffs reach a height of 135 ft., and the granite hill of Helligdomsklipper dominates the island.

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  • The coast is wild and precipitous, and numerous caves occur in the cliffs.

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  • The lower Amazon presents every evidence of having once been an ocean gulf, the upper waters of which washed the cliffs near Obidos.

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  • Almost everywhere they present to the sea perpendicular cliffs, broken into fantastic forms, affording at every turn, to those who sail along the coast, the most picturesque and varied scenery.

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  • The catching of the numerous sea-birds which build their nests upon the face of the cliffs forms an important source of subsistence to the inhabitants.

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  • On each side of the village the coast scenery is remarkably picturesque, the rugged cliffs - reaching in the promontory of Red Head, the scene of a thrilling incident in the Antiquary, a height of 267 ft.

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  • Here the coast turns westward, changing suddenly to sheer cliffs, where the basaltic formation intrudes its strange regular columns, most finely developed in the famous Giant's Causeway.

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  • Mountains impinge upon the sea almost over the whole length, sometimes, as in Slieve League (county Donegal), immediately facing it with huge cliffs.

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  • The highest point (1840 ft.) is on the west side; all round there are perpendicular cliffs about woo ft.

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  • At the base of the cliffs in some places are narrow fringes of beach a few feet above the sea-level.

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  • Its coasts, unlike those of the other two islands, are surrounded by low cliffs, from which there is a gentle slope up to two peaks, the one I too ft., the other 960 ft.

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  • The stream, as far south as Iddah (Ida), a town on the east bank, rushes through a valley cut between the hills, the sandstone cliffs at some places rising 150 ft.

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  • It is still, however, from 200 to 500 ft, below the level of the desert cliffs that bound it, and at some former period formed the shores of the lake; and it is from 50 or 60 to 200 ft.

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  • Four conspicuous features of Pyrenean scenery are the absence of great lakes, such as fill the lateral valleys of the Alps; the rarity and great elevation of passes; the large number of the mountain torrents locally called gaves, which often form lofty waterfalls, surpassed in Europe only by those of Scandinavia; and the frequency with which the upper end of a valley assumes the form of a semicircle of precipitous cliffs, locally called a cirque.

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  • Considerable sandstone cliffs rise from the sandy beach, and are scored with deep picturesque dells or chines.

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  • The long stretch of sandy foreshore is broken on the coastline by the magnificent cliffs of Malan, the hammer-shaped headlands of Ormarah and Gwadar, and the precipitous cliffs of Jebel Zarain, near Pasni.

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  • A special characteristic of the Yemen highlands is that fields and inhabited sites are found at the highest elevations, the mountain-tops forming extensive plateaux, often scarped on every side and only accessible by difficult paths cut in the cliffs which encircle them like the escarpments of a natural fortress; a remarkable example of this is Jebel Jihaf on the Aden border, 8000 ft.

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  • It is situated between fine cliffs in which, here and there, the sea has worn archways, pinnacles and other curious forms. The small stream traversing the valley, at the extremity of which Etretat lies, flows underground for some distance but rises to the surface on the beach.

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  • To the Bagshot Sand succeeds the thick mass of sands with intercalated plant-beds seen in Bournemouth cliffs.

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  • Jule's felt ancient, older than the energy in the cliffs and ocean combined.

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  • Cliffs stretched as far as she could see in either direction with uneven stone and shale between her and the rest of the island.

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  • These incredibly tuned climbers were as at home on rock-face cliffs as frozen water falls, the steeper and higher the better, and by the sound of it, the world was getting a whole lot smaller.

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  • The cliffs bulged out over much of this area so from the catwalk and path above, most of the time, they were unable to see the bottom of the gorge and only a portion of the ice, although the voices of the climbers and the sound of their axes could be heard.

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  • After so many years at war, I knew the demon alone could stop the wars that drove us from our home of Karyan across the sea to this barren strip of land along the cliffs.

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  • The Western Cliffs - -which formed one of Tiyan's natural defenses - -were marked in yellow, and the violent ocean edging the cliffs in blue.

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  • They traveled through the forest to the rocky cliffs, following a well-worn trail to the border of Tiyan and Nilian, her nearest ally.

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  • After so many years at war, I knew the demon alone could stop the wars that drove us across the sea to this barren strip of land along the cliffs.

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  • A lovely, pebble beach in the middle of a beautiful bay surrounded by red cliffs.

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  • This is a wide sandy beach with a narrow backshore berm of coarser sediment supplied from local erosion of high sandstone and breccia cliffs.

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  • The town overlooks a wide bay of hard golden sand flanked by spectacular cliffs and protected by a breakwater.

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  • It emerges between two cliffs of red breccia, a gravelly rock laid down by floods some 250 million years ago.

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  • There are rapidly eroding low sandy cliffs in the middle of the bay near Bourne Gap.

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  • In this pristine coastal rainforest, you will have up-close views of dramatic waterfalls, soaring granite cliffs and deep, placid fjords.

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  • He's out there on a bay surrounded by towering cliffs, striking two pebbles together.

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  • You can walk out to Trevose Head where the stunning view of the coastline stretches for miles along the rugged cliffs.

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  • About the District North Cornwall is the coast edge of Bodmin Moor with high, rocky cliffs.

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  • The top edge of the limestone cliffs can also be seen.

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  • The climbing is really excellent on beautiful granite cliffs with grade of climbs to suit all abilities.

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  • Javea boasts a coastline made up of striking cliffs, coves, & sandy beaches.

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  • When was the last time you saw a cobra trying to find a cure for mongooses, or a lemming trying to prevent cliffs?

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  • Hartland cliffs The Workshop is in the enclosed garden courtyard of my house, in the center of the village.

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  • Enjoy spectacular coastal walks or explore the sandy bays, smugglers ' coves, rocky pools and cliffs.

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  • Many rock marks used by anglers involve a steep descent down cliffs on tracks more suited to mountain goats.

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  • The castle is protected by limestone cliffs to the south and rock-cut ditches to the west.

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  • Ramsgate Behind the busy Port of Ramsgate, high Chalk Cliffs yield echinoid 's and shells.

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  • This part of the sea is almost encircled by steep cliffs.

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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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  • We bid farewell to the White Cliffs on our short sea crossing to Calais in France.

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  • Meet your Contiki crew as we drive to the White Cliffs of Dover for our cross-Channel ferry to France.

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  • Yield of fine sand from erosion of the Eocene cliffs has created a wide sandy intertidal foreshore.

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  • Steep mountain cliffs, punctuated with castles, slice into densely forested valleys.

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  • Scenery is vast and varies from coastal cliffs to moorland fringes.

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  • The extensive coastal cliffs provide nest sites for a range of breeding seabirds including fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, puffins and kittiwakes.

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  • Actually rock crystals, they occur in the tension gashes that can be seen in the Devonian sandstone cliffs at various localities.

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  • Assist and clear the gorse from top of the cliffs.

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  • These sheer, bare sea cliffs are home to colonies of breeding seabirds including guillemots, shags and kittiwakes.

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  • Along the coast, fulmars and black guillemots are common with puffins, shags, guillemots and kittiwakes nesting on the sea cliffs.

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  • Activity on the cliffs has diminished as young guillemots and Razorbills have left the nest - before they can fly!

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  • Upland calcareous grassland occurs on landslip material below the chalk cliffs; species include harebell, thyme, purging flax and early purple orchid.

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  • Orange trees, mimosas and vines coat the slopes above a coastline of rocky coves, craggy headlands and rugged cliffs.

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  • On a windy day the next 2km (1.2 miles) are a dramatic scene, the coastal path hugs the high cliffs.

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  • In the depth of winter the view is framed by the austere cliffs with long icicles glistening in the cold winter light.

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  • The cliffs reach up to 1,200 meters and even after the dam they remain hugely impressive.

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  • Attractive marina in sheltered inlet surrounded by tree covered cliffs.

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  • The regionally rare prostrate juniper grows on some cliffs.

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  • Most colonies of seabirds breed on sandstone sea cliffs which weather into a series of suitable nesting ledges and crevices.

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  • The proposal to ' slope ' the cliffs at the top (often cited in the Sidmouth Herald) seems loopy.

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  • The weather was fab, sea enticing, cliffs breathtaking, butterflies electrifying, books - well maybe next time.

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  • The path continues northwards, keeping the cliffs close by to your right.

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  • Taking a Murray River steamer will afford the visitor a view of lush pastureland, limestone cliffs and the wine country.

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  • By August, the young puffins have left the cliffs to spend the winter on the North Sea.

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  • The hill is defended by natural cliffs and crags on all sides except the north, which is defended by a single stone rampart.

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  • It is lined with rugged cliffs, sandy inlets and bustling holiday resorts.

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  • The area includes the dip slopes and a series of smaller sandstone scarps and ridges behind the main cliffs.

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  • Freshwater - beautiful surrounding cliffs to explore the coastal scenery.

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  • These cliffs give rise to areas of block scree.

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  • In summer the cliffs along here are a sight to behold, with the blue and turquoise sea as a backdrop.

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  • In spring, witness of nesting seabirds on coastal cliffs.

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  • The rare broad-leaved cotton sedge also occurs below the Belmore cliffs.

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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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  • Soaring mountains, cliffs and ravines rise dramatically from this rugged shoreline.

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  • On Sunday 16 April 1995, two boys were seen in a dangerous situation at the foot of the cliffs at Saltburn.

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  • It was the only landing place which we saw as we sailed pass all the steep cliffs and glacier snouts.

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  • A series of tight, steep switchbacks known as the Cathedral Stairs eventually descended a break in the cliffs.

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  • They include fantastic rock formations, karst cliffs and caves and terraces of calcareous tufa.

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  • South Stack cliffs is an ideal venue for bird watching.

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  • We saw a wallcreeper on the southeast facing cliffs soon after dawn.

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  • These cliffs are cut by valleys whose bottom is under the highest watermark of spring tide.

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  • Its coastline includes some important seabirds cliffs, as well as tidal estuaries which are highly attractive to wintering and migrating wildfowl and waders.

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  • The harbor is a natural cove, a suntrap sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds, with shingly beach nestling below the chalk cliffs.

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  • Alpine and oblong woodsia are small tufted montane ferns found in open rocky habitats, mainly on cliffs and scree slopes.

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  • Other points of interest are Malham Cove and tarn, the ravine of Gordale Scar, the cliffs of Attermyre, Giggleswick Scar and Castleberg (the last immediately above Settle itself), the Clapham and Weathercote caves, the chasm of Helln Pot and the waterfall of Stainforth Foss.

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  • These mountains, excepting some stony crags and cliffs, are clothed with dense forest,athe soil being exceptionally fertile.

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  • The estuary, which is one of the best roadsteads in Europe and could accommodate the combined fleets of Europe, is a deep and thoroughly sheltered indentation among chalky cliffs, running east and west for nearly 4 m., with a width of threequarters of a mile, narrowing to 930 yds.

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  • The plan also included the reclamation of the foreshore at the foot of the cliffs, between the castle jetty and the root of the eastern breakwater, by means of a massive sea-wall.

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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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  • The northern shoreline is rocky with cliffs and the sandy bays are in coves rather than long stretches.

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  • The river winds its way through giant red sandstone cliffs toward the awesome King George Falls.

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  • There are impressive vertical cliffs all along the west coast teeming with seabirds in early summer.

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  • The searchlight position was built into the cliffs below Fort Walney, a little north of the fort.

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  • The fabulous sandy beaches, with spectacular sandstone cliffs to the west, cover the length of the Algarve.

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  • They steepen considerably on the climb to a point beneath the highest line of cliffs, seen under the eastern peak.

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  • An inspirational stretch of southern coastline reveals clusters of tiny, colorful villages clinging to cliffs perched high above a dazzling sea.

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  • Closer to the water, on rocks at the bottom of the cliffs, immaculate Swallow-tailed Gulls could be seen perched.

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  • The walk takes you across stony beaches and over a series of cliffs teeming with birdlife.

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  • With huge towering cliffs all around, the scenery was pretty dramatic to say the least.

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  • Marvel at the diverse scenery - from elegant fairy-tale châteaux to sloping vineyards and troglodyte dwellings in the cliffs.

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  • Sea cliffs The Sensitive Marine Area is one of the most important areas in the United Kingdom for its vegetated sea cliffs.

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  • Viper 's bugloss prefers a dry toil and is common on the chalk downs and on sea cliffs in many places.

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  • The cliffs are home to many species of rare birds, a bird watchers paradise.

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  • Here, precariously hugging wind-swept cliffs are literally hundreds of castle ruins, connected in many cases to the warrior clans Sinclair and Gunn.

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  • A zodiac cruise along the western cliffs will give us the opportunity to also admire the seabirds from the water.

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  • The island is home to dozens of picturesque beaches, dramatic cliffs, peaceful lagoons, artistic gardens, and other settings that can make any wedding magical in an instant.

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  • Some are graceful crescents of powdery white sand framing turquoise water, while others are rockier locations with dramatic landscapes, cliffs, and other features.

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  • Cabins fill fast, so if you want to view the Aloha State's rugged emerald-colored cliffs, cascading waterfalls and magnificent sandy beaches from a balconied cabin, then be prepared to book early.

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  • It is a climber, and was found by Dr Henry covering the cliffs of the Ichang Gorge with clusters of fragrant white flowers.

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  • Stock (Matthiola) - Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes inhabiting sea cliffs.

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  • M. incana grows wild on cliffs in the Isle of Wight, and is the origin of the Biennial, or Brompton and Queen Stocks; M. annua has yielded the Ten-week Stocks, and M. sinuata the others.

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  • Kong can move quickly through the jungle, jumping across trees, and climbing cliffs.

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  • You will have fun swinging through trees and climbing cliffs.

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  • Cliffs of the Neuse State Park-Located at Seven Springs, this campground features over 30 family sites, available from the middle of March until the end of November.

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  • Cliffs and mountainsides - Don't place your home on a cliff or steep mountainside.

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  • Alcatraz was built to be an impenetrable prison, surrounded by rocky cliffs and the choppy, frigid waters of the San Francisco Bay.

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  • The popular eatery is located on the cliffs to the north of Ocean Beach, which provides diners with stunning views of San Francisco.

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  • Individuals, who were riding horses throughout the cliffs, or individuals who were hiking, would also frequent the restaurant.

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  • That's why fossils of marine creatures are found in high cliffs in the desert; the land was once under water.

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  • Eagles usually like to live in tall trees or on high cliffs, and they're often spotted soaring high above the ground.

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  • Maui, Kauai and the Big Island are better suited for travelers looking to explore Hawaii's natural gems, such as active volcanoes, lush rainforests, stunning sunsets, seaside cliffs, and pink, black and white sand beaches.

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  • Man had developed in his knowledge that early engineering came about through the means of noticing the sun bouncing off of cliffs and discovering that that could be simulated through the sundial.

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  • Designs include "Argenteuil", "Cliffs", "Giverny", "Haystack on Snow", "Japanese Bridge", "Monet's Garden", Poppy Field", "Pourville", and "Water Lilies".

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  • From the plunging Cliffs of Insanity to the rodent-infested Fire Swamp and the Pit of Despair, the satirically named locations visited by the characters deliver all the danger and desperation one can ask for.

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  • After the demon healed his legs, he threw himself from the Western Cliffs.

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  • I threw my cousin's body from the Cliffs into the ocean, and I told my mate a bandit killed our daughter.

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  • It gives me all its power and strength, to use to crush the barbarians and throw them all from the cliffs.

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  • When it's over, you can throw both your father and me off the Western Cliffs.

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  • Moonlight glinted off the swords at his hip, and a cold ocean breeze swept up the Western Cliffs, rolled over them, and rustled the branches of the nearby forest.

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  • North of that river the coast is low-lying and bordered by sand-lunes, to which succeed on the Strait of Dover the cliffs in the neighborhood of the port of Boulogne and the marshes and sand-dunes of Flanders, with the ports of Calais and Dunkirk, the latter the principal French port on the NOrth Sea.

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  • The finest opal known is obtained in the Upper Cretaceous formation at White Cliffs, near Wilcannia, New South Wales, and at these mines about 700 men find constant employment.

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