High-ground sentence example

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  • Carmen led them toward the trail to the high ground.

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  • The nucleus of the township lies on high ground to the east of the Edgware road, which crosses the Welsh Harp reservoir of Regent's Canal, a favourite fishing and skating resort.

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  • Breaching the high ground of Salisbury Plain, it passes Amesbury, and following a very sinuous course reaches Salisbury.

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  • The city is finely situated on high ground above the lake at the mouth of the Manitowoc river.

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  • It is beautifully situated on high ground among the wooded undulations of the North Downs, above the valley of the river Darent.

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  • The highlands, which in an almost continuous line traverse East Africa, have to a great extent isolated the flora of Somaliland in spite of the general resemblance of its climate and soil to the country on the western side of the band of high ground.

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  • It lies on high ground above the river Blyth, 22 m.

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  • In Unst the high ground on the west coast consists of gneiss, which is followed eastward by schists of various kinds, then by a belt of serpentine, 2 m.

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  • In Orleans the city of New Orleans occupies nearly all the high ground and encroaches on the swamps.

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  • They comprise (a) the older works surrounding the town; (b) a group of coast batteries on the high ground of Cape Bizerta or Guardia, 4 m.

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  • The Pongola rises in the Transvaal in high ground N.E.

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  • The remainder of the Austrian main body, the whole of which was in fact still on the right bank of the Elbe, was hidden from view behind high ground farther to the eastward.

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  • They did not, however, occupy Euryelus, at the western extremity of the high ground of Epipolae, and this omission allowed the Athenians to obtain possession of the whole plateau, and to begin the investment of the city.

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  • The Syracusans had been at first thoroughly cowed; but they were cowed no longer, and they even plucked up courage to sally out and fight the enemy on the high ground of Epipolae.

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  • The lesser streams which flow from this high ground to the Thames are no longer open.

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  • The Fleet was larger, rising in, and collecting various small streams from, the high ground of Hampstead.

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  • Gravel is found on the high ground about Richmond Park and Wimbledon.

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  • This latter building, standing on high ground at Sydenham, and visible from far over the metropolis, is devoted not only to concerts, but to general entertainment, and the extensive grounds give accommodation for a variety of sports and amusements.

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  • What was left of the force originally detailed for the landing at " V " beach contrived during the early hours by stern fighting to occupy some high ground hard by, and also to join hands with the troops landed at " W " beach.

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  • At the moment of approach of the first boats the defenders actually on the spot were few, so that the high ground overhanging the landing place (which came to be known as Anzac Cove) was secured by the assailants at the first rush.

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  • Two brigades of Birdwood's force were thereupon temporarily transferred to Helles by night, and on the 6th and following two days a mighty effort was made by the invaders to push forward in this southern area and to win the high ground that stretches across the peninsula about 5 m.

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  • The Turks still occupied all the high ground.

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  • For these, by a sudden onset that morning, recovered possession of the patch of high ground which their antagonists had succeeded in wresting from them on the 8th and in holding ever since.

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  • A footing had no doubt been gained at Suvla, giving the Allies control of a fairly well-sheltered inlet on the outer coast of the peninsula; but as the high ground within easy artillery range of the landing-places, and which overlooked the whole occupied area, remained in the hands of the Turks, much of the benefit hoped for from the acquisition was in reality neutralized.

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  • The mounted division, and also a division from Helles, were quietly concentrated there, and on the 21st a determined attempt was made to capture some of the high ground which had baffled the essays of the invaders on the 9th and loth.

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  • They moreover enjoyed an even more marked superiority in respect to artillery, and this the Ottoman commander-in-chief hastened to turn to account; the heavier guns which had been sweeping the Anzac and Suvla areas for months past were promptly transferred to the high ground overlooking the extremity of the peninsula or to positions on the Asiatic side of the Straits from which the extremity of the peninsula could be effectively taken in flank.

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  • Alcoy s is built on high ground at the entrance to a gorge in the Moncabrer range (4547 ft.).

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  • Roudaire proposed to cut a canal through the belt of high ground between Gabes and the shats, and fixed on Wad Melah, a spot To m.

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  • The city is situated on high ground sloping gently towards the river and commanding diversified views of the surrounding country.

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  • The present caravan road keeps the high ground to the west near the watershed, and avoids the Pass of Michmash altogether.

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  • It is unevenly built on high ground above the river Frome, which is here crossed by a stone bridge of five arches.

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  • The Mlagarazi (or 1Vlalagarasi), perhaps the largest feeder, derives most of its water from the rainy districts east of the strip of high ground which shuts in the lake on the north-east.

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  • Shortly before 6.30 the 4th Corps (Ladmi rault) suddenly began to deploy on the high ground to the northwest beyond Mey, thus threatening the right flank of the Prussian I.

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  • Thus, about noon on the r 6th he reached the high ground between St Privat and Amanvillers, and still without instructions he determined to direct his corps on Bruville and Doncourt, whence he could judge from the drift of the smokeclouds whether he could fall on the Prussian left.

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  • At daybreak on the morning of the 18th the royal headquarters (which now for the first time arrived at the front) still had no certain knowledge as to whether the French main army was in retreat - covered by the force which they could see on the high ground north of the Metz road - or whether they had taken up a position in order to fight.

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  • The points of passage were commanded by high ground a little farther up where the valleys definitely diverge, and beyond the flank of the ill-concealed positions of the defence.

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  • On the 30th of April, Inouye's 12th division accomplished its task of clearing the high ground up to the Aiho.

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  • The citadel, which was stormed by the Russians in 1864, stands on high ground above the town, but is now in ruins.

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  • Kuhna Shahr is a small fortified city on high ground overlooking the river Tuman.

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  • The old fortress consisted of the town enceinte, the castle (situated on high ground and fortified by several concentric envelopes), and the entrenched camp, a hollow enclosed by continuous lines, the salients of which were the castle, Fort La Justice and Fort La Miotte.

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  • The city is built on high ground in an amphitheatre of hills surrounding the lake, which is a beautiful body of clear water, 5 m.

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  • It lies on high ground north of the small river Ravensbourne, in a well-wooded district, and has become a favourite residential locality for those whose business lies in London.

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  • The town is built on high ground underlain by solid limestone, and has much natural and architectural beauty.

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  • A monastery formerly stood on the high ground west of Padstow, and according to tradition was founded by St Petrock in the 6th and razed by the Danes in the 10th century.

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  • It lies on and above the small river Bollin, the valley of which is flanked by high ground to east and west, the eastern hills rising sharply to heights above l000 ft.

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  • On the high ground to the west lie ruins of the Cistercian abbey of Merevale, founded in 1149; they include the gatehouse chapel, part of the refectory and other remains exhibiting beautiful details of the 14th century.

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  • The Upper Town, on high ground west of the Medvescak, contains the palace of the ban and the natural history museum.

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  • Wingate marched at midnight of the 24th, and was resting his troops on high ground in front of the khalifas position, when at daybreak of the 25th his picquets were driven in and the dervishes attacked.

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  • The Campsie, Kilpatrick and Dumbarton hills, the high ground from Greenock to Ardrossan, and the Carleton Hills in East Lothian are examples of the plateaus, while Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and the Binn of Burntisland illustrate the puys.

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  • The actual vents which were the sites of the small volcanoes still remain distinct, and the erupted lavas form high ground in the middle of Ayrshire.

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  • It is situated on high ground overlooking the fertile Carse of Falkirk, i 1 m.

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  • Near the watershed it is generally more; but there is here no ridge of high ground between the Indus and the Ganges, and a very trifling change of level would often turn the upper waters of one river into the other.

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  • It lies mainly in a valley opening upon the Irish Sea, with high ground to north and south, and is served by the London & North-Western, the Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith and the Furness railways.

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  • One of the most attractive features of Brooklyn is Prospect Park, occupying about 516 acres of high ground in the west central part of the borough, on a site made memorable by the battle of Long Island.

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  • Camberwell is mainly residential, and there are many good houses, pleasantly situated in Dulwich and southward towards the high ground of Sydenham.

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  • It is pleasantly situated on high ground above the south bank of the river Nene.

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  • The upper town is built on high ground along the left bank of the Exe, and a bridge leads to the lower town, named West Exe.

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  • The city is built on high ground above the river.

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  • In front of the town is the islet of Munkholm, formerly a monastery and now a fortress; on the high ground to the east is the small stronghold of Christiansten.

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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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  • The castle stood on high ground at the south end of the burgh, or "town-head."

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  • Ossa (2129 ft.), Caixeiro (1483 ft.), Monfurado (1378 ft.) and Mendro (1332 ft.) form the high ground between the rivers Sado, Sorraia and Guadiana.

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  • It is finely situated on high ground 60 ft.

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  • Leith Hill in the North Downs reaches 965 ft., and Butser Hill in the South Downs 889 ft.; Blackdown and Hindhead, two almost isolated masses of high ground lying between the two ranges of the Downs towards their western extremity, are respectively 918 and 895 ft.

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  • These channels belonged to the Tyburn, which flowed from the high ground of Hampstead.

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  • Aus rice is generally sown on high ground.

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  • The Kennet and Avon Canal skirts the town on the N., passing over the high ground through a chain of thirtynine locks.

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  • The Chalk rises up above the Gault and forms the high ground of Dunshill Moors and the Chiltern Hills.

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  • C. Breckinridge with Bragg's right attempting in vain to displace Crittenden's division on high ground above the river.

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  • It is situated on high ground 3 m.

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  • Among the objects of interest in the neighbourhood the most remarkable is the Colonne de la Grande Armee, erected on the high ground above the town, in honour of Napoleon I., on occasion of the projected invasion of England, for which he here made great preparations.

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  • They are well seen in the high ground about Lough Allen, where the Shannon rises on them, round the Castlecomer and Killenaule coalfields, and in a broad area from the north of Clare to Killarney.

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  • The town lies pleasantly on high ground near the river Dove, a western tributary of the Trent, here the boundary with Derbyshire.

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  • Other tombs are also to be found on the high ground near the Punic tombs already mentioned.

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  • Those who oppose abortion for fetal abnormality have been allowed to assume the moral high ground in the discussion.

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  • Pulborough, St Mary, like Wisborough Green's St. Peter, sits on high ground overlooking a flood plain of the River Arun.

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  • Somehow or other they claim to have the moral high ground.

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  • The dog loves to get close but he cat just growls, spits and heads for the high ground.

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  • They show that sediment was carried by meltwater derived from an ice front situated on high ground to the south.

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  • To secure victory next time, the Democrats have to prevent the Republicans from assuming sole occupancy of the moral high ground.

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  • Views of sea to east and south east from high ground and to mountainous skyline of Slieve Croob to south west.

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  • It is hypocrisy for the West to proclaim democratic slogans while demeaning and persecuting those who prefer to take a different moral high ground.

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  • These fronts were forecast to bring snowfall over high ground.

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  • Hamilton had resolved on making the Gallipoli Peninsula his objective, intending to secure high ground which dominated the Narrows from that side.

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  • On the high ground where the enemy was, the smoke of a cannon rose, and a ball flew whistling over the heads of the hussar squadron.

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  • These were the questions each man of the troops on the high ground above the bridge involuntarily asked himself with a sinking heart--watching the bridge and the hussars in the bright evening light and the blue tunics advancing from the other side with their bayonets and guns.

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  • In front of Tuchkov's troops was some high ground not occupied by troops.

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  • Napoleon rode up the high ground at Semenovsk, and through the smoke saw ranks of men in uniforms of a color unfamiliar to him.

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  • The old, by now Tudor, mansion was burnt down and the Royalists driven back to the high ground in the west.

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  • The state we were in by 11, shambling off to the nearest bit of high ground would not have been wise.

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  • Many firms are now openly vying to take the ethical high ground to secure our custom.

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  • Heteromeles Arbutifolia - A Californian evergreen tree, thriving in high ground in our southern counties, also near the coast in the north of Ireland, as at Castlewellan.

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  • China, as yet little known, but thriving in high ground at Haslemere, in Surrey.

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  • A. imbricata is a native of Chili, and the only species which does at all well on high ground.

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