He came of old Highland families on both sides.
The smaller groups of the Hungarian highland are: on the south-west the Neograd Mountains (2850), whose offshoots reach the Danube; to the east of them extends the Matra group, with the highest peak the Sasko (3285 ft.).
The country is essentially a highland tract, divided naturally into three distinct portions, differing in their superficial aspects, the character of their soil and their geological formation.
The great highland plateau which tion stretches from the Himalaya northwards to Chinese Turkestan, and from the frontier of Kashmir eastwards to China, has now been defined with comparative geographical exactness.
By far his best work was the spontaneous and delightful Reminiscences of a Highland Parish (1867).
Edzell is on the threshold of romantic Highland scenery.
The establishment of the Hatti at Carchemish not only made them a commercial people and probably sapped their highland vigour, but also brought them into closer proximity to the rising North Semitic power of Assyria, whose advent had been regarded with apprehension by Hattusil II.
The third or southern division contains the highland plateaus of Asir and Yemen in the west, and J.
On his return to Scotland he reduced several of the Highland clans that supported the cause of the king.
m.1 The lakes of Asia are innumerable, and vary in size from an inland sea (such as Lakes Baikal and Balkash) to a highland loch, or the indefinitely extended swamps of Persia.
Des Moines is the seat of Des Moines College, a Baptist institution, co-educational, founded in 1865 (enrolment, 1907-1908, 21 4); of Drake University (co-educational; founded in 1881 by the Disciples of Christ; now non-sectarian), with colleges of liberal arts, law, medicine, dental surgery and of the Bible, a conservatory of music, and a normal school, in which are departments of oratory and commercial training, and having in 1907-1908 -1764 students, of whom 520 were in the summer school only; of the Highland Park College, founded in 1890; of Grand View College (Danish Lutheran), founded in 1895; and of the Capital City commercial college (founded 1884).
of Inverness by the Highland railway.
The Highland railway bisects it diagonally from Dunkeld to the borders of Inverness-shire.
Here the traveller ascending from the coast sees the first example of the jebel or highland towns, with their high three-storeyed houses, built of quarried stone, their narrow façades pierced with small windows with whitewashed borders and ornamented with varied arabesque patterns; each dar has the appearance of a small castle complete in itself, and the general effect is rather that of a cluster of separate forts than of a town occupied by a united community.
The three-year-old wethers and older oxen that used to be common in the fat stock markets are now rarely seen, excepting perhaps in the case of mountain breeds of sheep and Highland cattle.
The highland region of northern Albania is divided into two portions by the lower course of the Drin; the mountains of the northern portion, the Bieska Malziis, extend in a confused and broken series of ridges from Scutari to the valleys of the Ibar and White Drin; they comprise the rocky group of the Prokletia, or Accursed Mountains, with their numerous ramifications, including Mount Velechik, inhabited by the Kastrat and Shkrel tribes, Bukovik by the Hot, Golesh by the Klement, Skulsen (7533 ft.), Baba Vrkh (about 7306 ft.), Maranay near Scutari, and the Bastrik range to the east.
The single exception is provided by the slowly-maturing Highland breed of cattle, for which classes were allotted to (I) steers not exceeding three years old, (2) steers or oxen above three years old (with no maximum limit), and (3) heifers not exceeding four years old.
As viewed from Banavie on the Caledonian Canal, it has the appearance of two great masses, one higher than the other, and though its bulk is impressive, its outline is much less striking than that of many other Highland hills.
in width along the coast, and of a mountainous tract, falling steeply on the west and merging into a highland plateau which slopes gradually to the N.E.
A considerable part of it has been excavated by these rivers to a level which gives their valleys the elevation and character of lowlands, though isolated hills and ranges with the characteristic overlying horizontal sandstone strata of the ancient plateau show that it was once a highland region.
Zwemer says the fertility of the highland region of J.
to the east, commemorated in Wordsworth's poem of the "Highland Girl."
After a successful trial of a few years this association was dissolved, transferring its functions to the Highland and Agricultural Society.
A branch line connects with Spean Bridge on the West Highland railway via Invergarry.
The inhabitants of the hilly tract consist to a large extent of Nepali immigrants and of aboriginal highland races; in the tarai the people are chiefly Hindus and Mahommedans.
of Forres by the Highland railway, with a station on the Great North of Scotland's Speyside line connecting Craigellachie with Boat of Garten.
The sections provided for cattle are properly restricted to what may be termed the beef breeds; in the catalogue order they are Devon, South Devon, Hereford, Shorthorn, Sussex, Red Polled, Aberdeen-Angus, Galloway, Welsh, Highland, Cross-bred, Kerry and Dexter, and Small Cross-bred.
ck Cattle Society, the Polled Cattle Society (for the Aberdeen-Angus breed), the English AberdeenAngus Cattle Association, the Galloway Cattle Society, the Ayrshire Cattle Herd Book Society, the Highland Cattle Society of Scotland and the Dairy Shorthorn Association.
of Perth by the Highland railway.
If Transylvania be excepted, three separate zones are roughly 'distinguishable: the " highland," comprising the counties in the vicinity of the Northern and Eastern Carpathians, where the winters are very severe and continue for half the year; the " intermediate " zone, embracing the country stretching northwards from the Drave and Mur, with the Little Hungarian Plain, and the region of the Upper Alfold, extending from Budapest to Nyiregyhaza and Sarospatak; and the " great lowland " zone, including the main portion of the Great Hungarian Plain, and the region of the lower Danube, where the heat during the summer months is almost tropical.
They then form part of a system of ranges which curve north of the sources of the Chindwin river, and with the Kumon range and the hills of the Jade and Amber mines, make up a highland tract separated from the great Northern Shan plateau by the gorges of the Irrawaddy river.
Still farther north is the Wadi Taraba and its branches running down from the highland district of Zahran.
or more; farther east the elevation of the highland decreases steadily, and in the Hadramut, north of Mukalla, does not much exceed Hadramut.
Among his most important canvases must be reckoned "The Pilot Cutter" in 1866, "The Salmon Poachers" in 1869, "The Lifeboat" in 1876, "Highland Pastures" in 1878, "The Beached Margent of the Sea" in 1880, "The Newhaven Packet" (bought by the Birmingham Corporation), and "Catspaws off the Land" (bought by the Chantrey Fund trustees); in 1885, "Mount's Bay" (bought by the Manchester Corporation) in 1886, "Nearing the Needles" in 1888, "Machrihanish Bay, Cantyre," in 1892, "Hove-to for a Pilot" in 1893, and "Glen Orchy," a landscape, in 1895.
First, there is the highland tract including the hilly country at the sources of the Chindwin and the upper waters of the Irrawaddy, the Upper Chindwin, Katha, Bhamo, Myitkyina and Ruby Mines districts, with the Kachin hills and a great part of the Northern Shan states.
as Highland Ridge (running N.
under cover of darkness; Beaucamp was once more secured, Highland Ridge was carried by storm, and parties pushed forward to Welsh Ridge which was cleared of the enemy by 6 P.M.
of Dingwall by the Highland Railway.
It is a rolling highland dominated by long, wooded hill-ridges, remarkably even-topped in general elevation, intersected and broken by deep valleys.
slope of the highland water-parting between the Connecticut river and the Atlantic. There is charming scenery along the Nashua river, the chief stream.
from Dalwhinnie station on the Highland railway.
Its military importance was recognized in 427 B.C. by the Spartans, who sent a garrison to guard the Trachinian plain against the marauding highland tribes of Oeta and built a citadel close by the Asopus gorge with the new name of Heraclea.
Part of the shore is skirted by the West Highland railway, opened in 1894, which has stations on the loch at Tarbet and Ardlui, and Balloch is the terminus of the lines from Dumbarton and from Stirling via Buchlyvie.
It was probably in connexion with this market that the "kind gallows of Crieff" acquired their notoriety, for they were mostly used for the execution of Highland cattle-stealers.
of Elgin by the Highland railway, and 6 m.
This very remarkable longitudinal chain is undoubtedly the northern limit of the Chang Tang, the elevated highland steppes of Tibet; but from it there branches a minor system to the north-east from a point in about 83° E.
The substantial education supplied by the parish schools, of which nearly the whole population could then avail themselves, had diffused through all ranks such a measure of intelligence as enabled them promptly to discern and skilfully and energetically to take advantage of this spring-tide of prosperity, and to profit by the agricultural information now plentifully furnished by means of the Bath and West of England Society, established in 1777; the Highland Society, instituted in 1784; and the National Board of Agriculture, in 1793.
The latter were only recently introduced into the United States, though well known in Great Britain as the West Highland or Poltalloch terrier; an application which was made (1900) by some of their admirers for separate classification was refused by the Kennel Club, but afterwards it was granted, the breed being classified as the West Highland white terrier.
In the elevated highland district which extends from Taif to within 50 m.
m., and includes the villages of Manchester, South Manchester, Buckland, Manchester Green and Highland Park.
It is traversed, from Dalnaspidal to Boat of Garten, by the Highland railway.
The principal water-divide in this highland region is, however, the range of Egri-dagh (Ararat), which j ust south of 40° S.
He was president of the Highland and Agricultural Society, the Society of Antiquaries and of the British Association.
In a night attack on Magersfontein hill the Highland brigade came under heavy fire while still in assembly formation, and lost its general, A.G.
Mention has already been made of the institution of the Highland Society and the National Board of Agriculture.
The Highland Society having early extended its operations to the whole of Scotland, by and by made a corresponding addition to its title, and as the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland gradually extended its operations.
The Lao, who descended from the mountain districts of Yunnan, Szechuen and Kweichow to the highland plains of upper Indo-China, and drove the wilder Kha peoples whom they found in possession into the hills, mostly adopted Buddhism, and formed small settled communities or states in which laws were easy, taxes light and a very fair degree of comfort was attained.
South of the central groups lies a widely extending mountain region, which fills the whole of northern Hungary, and is known as the Hungarian highland.
A report by Sir James Clark led to the queen's visiting Balmoral in 1848, and to the purchase of the Balmoral estate in 1852, and the queen's diary of her journeys in Scotland shows what constant enjoyment she derived from her Highland home.
A second instalment of the Highland journal appeared in 1885.
Branch lines of the Highland railway run to Strathpeffer and to Strome Ferry and Kyle of Lochalsh (for Skye).
Then succeed the Cerros de los Guatusos, a highland stretching for more than 50 m.
The remainder of the state which lies east of the Tennessee river is divided into the Highland Rim Plateau and a lowland basin, eroded in the Highland Rim Plateau and known as the Blue Grass Region; this region is separated from the Highland Rim Plateau by a semicircular escarpment extending from Portsmouth, Ohio, at the mouth of the Scioto river, to the mouth of the Salt river below Louisville; it is bounded north by the Ohio river.
The Highland Rim Plateau, lying to the south, east and west of the escarpment, embraces fully one-half of the state, slopes from elevations of1000-1200ft.
Down the steep slopes of the escarpment the Highland Rim Plateau drops 200 ft.
The soils of the Highland Rim Plateau as well as of the lowland west of the Tennessee river vary greatly, but the most common are a clay, containing more or less carbonate of lime, and a sandy loam.
The language spoken by the Pipils of Salvador (Balsam Coast) is a very old dialect of the Mexican language of the highland of Mexico.
Farther south, the mountain belt widens and attains its greatest development, a true highland district, in North Carolina, where it includes several strong mountain groups.
The border of this part of the plateau descends eastward by a single strong escarpment to the Hudson valley, from which the mountains present a fine appearance, and northward by two escarpments (the second being called the Helderberg Mountains) to the Mohawk Valley, north of which rise the Adirondacks; but to the south west the dissected highland continues into Pennsylvania and Virginia, where it is commonly known as the Alleghany plateau.
The Cascade Range is in essence a maturely dissected highland, composed in part of upwarped Colombian lavas, in part of older rocks, and crowned with several dissected volcanoes, of which the chief are (beginning in the north) Mts Baker (Io,827 ft.), Rainier (14,363 ft.), Adams (12,470 ft.) and Hood (11,225 ft.); the first three in \Vashington, the last in northern Oregon- These bear snowfields and glaciers; while the dissected highlands, with ridges of very irregular arrangement, are everywhere sculptured in a fashion that strongly suggests the work of numerous local Pleistocene glaciers as an important supplement to preglacial erosion.
The tilting of the mountain mass was presumably not a simple or a single movement; it was probably slow, for Pitt river (headwaters of the Sacramento) traverses the northern part of the range in antecedent fashion; the tilting involved the subdivision of the great block into smaller ones, in the northern half of the range at least; Lake Tahoe (altitude 6225 ft.) near the range crest is explained as occupyilig a depression between two block fragments; and farther north similar depressions now appear as aggraded highland meadows.
In the new altitude of the mountain mass, its steep eastern face has been deeply carved with short canyons; and on the western slope an excellent beginning of dissection has been made in the erosion of many narrow valleys, whose greatest depth lies between their headwaters which still flow on the highland surface, and their mouths at the low western base of the range.
The highlands and uplands between the chief valleys are but moderately dissected; many small side streams still flow on the highland, and descend by steeply incised gorges to the valleys of the larger rivers.
The higher summits in the south are above the tree line and expose great areas of bare rock: mountaineering is here a delightful summer recreation, with camps in the highland forests and ascents to the lofty peaks.
of Aberdeen, with stations on the Great North of Scotland and Highland railways.
The young seedlings are sometimes nibbled by the hare and rabbit; and on parts of the highland hills both bark and shoots are eaten in the winter by the roe-deer; larch woods should always be fenced in to keep out the hill-cattle, which will browse upon the shoots in spring.
These all lay on the coast, with the exception of Barca and Cyrene, which were situated on the highland now called Jebel Akhdar, a few miles inland.
Scottish nationality was another source of enthusiasm with him; and in this connexion he displayed real sympathy with Highland home life and the grievances of the crofters.
The river valley, being of exceptional richness, early attracted the traders, and so in the beginning of the 19th century gained the attention of Lord Selkirk, a benevolent Scottish nobleman who sent out in1811-1815several hundreds of Highland settlers.
The stretch from Samsat and Jeziret-ibn- 'Omar to the alluvial plain seems to divide itself naturally into three parallel belts, highland watershed district, un- Geography.
From the south the city is entered by the North British railway and the Caledonian railway (which also runs west to St Fillans, east to Dundee and north-west to Aberdeen); and from the north by the Highland railway, the three systems utilizing a general station in the south-west of the town.
With secrecy and speed communications were entered into with the known leaders of the Highland clans, and on the 19th of August, in the valley of Glenfinnan, the standard of James III.
As there is no highland area draining into Kordofan, the underground reservoirs are dependent on the local rainfall, and a large number of the wells are dry during many months.
At length, in August 1773, Johnson crossed the Highland line, and plunged courageously into what was then considered, by most Englishmen, as a dreary and perilous wilderness.
JOSEPH BENSON FORAKER (1846-), American political leader, was born near Rainsboro, Highland county, Ohio, on the 5th of July 1846.
South and west of this highland, along the Kansas river, is a low, level tract occupied chiefly by railway yards, stock yards, wholesale houses and manufacturing establishments; north and east of the highland is a flat section, the Missouri River bottoms, occupied largely by manufactories, railway yards, grain elevators and homes of employes.
Facing the pier a statue was erected in 1898 of Mary Campbell, Burns's "Highland Mary," who was a native of Dunoon.
At dawn the Highland Brigade of the 2nd Division struck the enemys trenches, and carried them after a brief struggle.
There is a station at Upper Helensburgh on the West Highland railway, and from the railway pier at Craigendoran there is steamer communication with Garelochhead, Dunoon and other pleasure resorts on the western coast.
A large share of the work, especially on the highland farms, is done by the occupiers and members of their own families, with the aid, where required, of an indoor servant or two.
The only considerable lowlying area embraces the eastern part of Aberdeenshire and the northern parts of Banff, Elgin and Nairn - tracts which, ethnologically, do not fall within Highland territory.
The Highland hills differ from a mountain chain such as the Alps not merely in their inferior elevation but in configuration and structure.
But, regarded broadly, the Highland mountains are monuments of erosion, the relic of an old tableland, the upper surface and former inclinations of which are shown approximately by the summits of the existing masses and the direction of the chief water-flows.
Farther to the south-west, in the shires of Perth, Inverness and Argyll, they give place to the ordinary hummocky crested ridges of Highland scenery, which, however, in Ben Nevis and Aonach Beg reach a height of over 4000 ft.
The Lowlands of Mid-Scotland, or the Central Plain, constitute a broad depression with south-westerly to north-easterly trend lying between the Highland line that runs from the head of the Firth of Clyde to Stonehaven and the pastoral uplands that stretch from Girvan to Dunbar.
Only in the higher tracts are there rugged features recalling the more savage character of Highland scenery.
The valley of the Garry and Tay crosses the strike of all the Highland rocks, traverses the great fault on the Highland border, and finally breaks through the chain of the Sidlaw Hills at Perth.
Most of the Highland valleys are true glens, Glencoe being the best-known example.
In fact, in journeying westwards across the tops of the Highland mountains we pass, as it were, over successive stages in the history of the origin of Highland scenery.
No feature in Highland scenery is more characteristic than the corries, and in none can the influence of geological structure be better understood.
In the Southern Uplands, owing to the greater softness and uniformity of texture of the rocks, rock-tarns are comparatively infrequent, except in Galloway, where the protrusion of granite and its associated metamorphism have reproduced Highland conditions of rock-structure.
In this view the Outer and Inner Hebrides were formerly one with themselves and the mainland, and the western isles therefore are truly grouped with the Highland province of Scotland.
This great series of metamorphic rocks, the geological age of which is still unsettled, has had a powerful effect on the scenery, especially along the Highland line.
above the sea, shows notably how extensively they have been denuded, but also over how large a portion of the Western Highland seaboard they may have spread.
Thus remains of Highland schists have been borne across the Central Plain and deposited on the northern margin of the Southern Uplands.
After 1841, however, the population in several Highland shires-in which the clearance of crofters to make way for deer was one of the most strongly-felt grievances among the Celtic part of the people-in the islands, and in some of the southern counties, diminished.
The excessive size of the properties may to some extent be accounted for by the fact that most of the surface is so mountainous and unproductive as to be unsuitable for division into smaller estates, but two other causes have also co-operated, namely, first, the wide territorial authority of such Lowland families as the Scotts and Douglases, and such Highland clans as the Campbells of Argyll and Breadalbane, and the Murrays of Athol and the duke of Sutherland; and secondly, the stricter law of entail introduced in 1685.
The Society of Improvers in the Knowledge of Agriculture, founded in 1723, ceased to exist after the rebellion of 1745, and the introduction of new and improved methods, where not the result of private energy and sagacity, was chiefly due to the Highland and Agricultural Society, established in 1784.
The breeds include the Ayrshire, noted milkers and specially adapted for dairy farms (which prevail in the south-west), which in this respect have largely supplanted the Galloway in their native district; the polled Angus or Aberdeen, fair milkers, but valuable for their beef-making qualities, and on this account, as well as their hardihood, in great favour in the north-east, where cattlefeeding has been carried to perfection; and the West Highland or Kyloe breed, a picturesque breed with long horns, shaggy coats and decided colours-black, red, dun, cream and brindle-that thrives well on wild and healthy pasture.
breeds, as well as a variety of crosses, are kept for winter feeding on lowland farms. The principal breeds of horses are the Shetland and Highland ponies, and the Clydesdale draught.
Ptarmigan and blackcock are found in many districts, partridges and pheasants are carefully preserved, and the capercailzie, once extirpated, has been restored to some of the Highland forests.
The chief companies are the Caledonian, formed in 1845; the North British, of the same date; the Glasgow and South-Western, formed by amalgamation in 1850; the Highland, formed by amalgamation in 1865; and the Great North of Scotland, 1846.
The greatest of highland hosts met at Ardtornish castle, now a ruin on the sound of Mull: they marched inland and north, defeated the Mackays of Sutherland and were promised the plunder of Aberdeen.
James was unjustly repressing highland anarchy: from the highlands came his bane.
Already some 2000 men from Ireland, mainly of Macdonalds and other clans driven into Ireland by the Argylls, were being despatched to the west Highland coast.
Without money, and without anything like an adequate regular force, he called out the clansmen of Atholl, Perth and other nobles, and quartered " the Highland host " on the disturbed districts.
In 1738 the waning power of Walpole and the approaching war with Spain caused Forbes of Culloden to propose the raising of four or five highland regiments for foreign service.
Prince Charles was left in neglect and obscurity; till, unchecked by Murray, relying on hasty Jacobite promises brought by him, and encouraged by the French victory of Fontenoy, he started with seven companions for the west highland coast on the 21st of July 1745.
A disarming act, and the prohibition of the highland dress, did not indeed break, but it transferred to other fields the military spirit of the clans.
The chiefs first raised the highland regiments which have covered themselves with glory from Ticonderoga to Dargai and Elandslaagte.
farther west stands Abergeldie Castle, another Highland royal residence, an ancient building to which modern additions have been made, inhabited by King Edward VII.
south-east to Canarsie Beach Park (40 acres), on Jamaica Bay; and extensions of Eastern Parkway run north-east through Highland Park (55 acres), to Brooklyn Forest Park (535 acres, on the border of the borough of Queens), abounding in beautiful trees and delightful views.
Along the north-east border of the borough are Cypress Hills cemetery (400 acres), adjoining Brooklyn Forest Park, and the cemetery of the Evergreens (about 375 acres), adjoining Highland Park and partly in the borough of Queens.
There are four physiographic regions: two of highlands; one of river valley plain separating the two highland areas; while the fourth is a region of hills, lowlands and scanty prairie.
quarter of the state, and are separated from a lower, greatly eroded highland region on their N.
They have never been a large element in the highland counties; it was these counties which were most strongly Unionist at the time of the Civil War, and which to-day are the region of diversified industry.
The education scheme, having for its object the planting of schools in destitute Highland districts, came into existence in 1824.
The exchequer pays to 190 poor parishes and 42 Highland churches, from church property in the hands of the crown, £17,040.
This place derives its name from the castle of Kishmul standing on a rock in the bay, which was once the stronghold of the M`Neills of Barra, one of the oldest of Highland clans.
KARATEGHIN, a country of Central Asia, subject to Bokhara, and consisting of a highland district bounded on the N.
Sweden itself may be considered in four main physical divisions - the mountains and highland district, covering all Norrland and the western part of Svealand; the lowlands of central Sweden; the so-called Sma.land highlands, in the south and southeast; and the plains of Ska.ne, occupying the extreme southward projection of the peninsula.
Eastward from the main mountain range the highland region is divided into two belts: a middle belt of morainic deposits and marshes, and a coastal belt.
Gentle forest-clad undulations, many small lakes and peat-mosses, are characteristic of the region; which, in fact, closely resembles the middle belt of the northern highland region.
Posting, which is of importance only in the highland districts and the valley roads of Norrland, is carried on by posting-stations (skjutsstation) under government regulations; similar regulations apply when, as in the upper valleys of the great northern rivers, rowing boats on the lakes form the only means of travel.
As to Persian Mesopotamia, he considered its fauna to belong to the same Palaearctic region as Syria, but could scarcely speak with confidence on its characteristic forms. The fifth and last division, Baluchistan and the shores of the Persian Gulf, presented, however, in the animals common to the Persian highland for the most part desert types, whilst the characteristic Palaearctic species almost entirely disappear, their place being taken by Indian or Indo-African forms. The Persian Gulf Arab, though not equal to the pure Arabian, is a very serviceable animal, and has always a value in the Indian market.
The Medes, then, were an Iranian nation, already occupying in the 9th century B.C. their later home in the centre of the Median highland.
SIR EWEN CAMERON OF LOCHIEL (1629-1719), Scottish Highland chieftain, was the eldest son of John Cameron and the grandson of Alan Cameron, the head of the clan Cameron.
Four years later he received a commission as colonel of a regiment raised by the Rutland interest in and about Leicester to assist in quelling the Highland revolt of 1745.
First is the long extension from Kalat, southwards, of that inconceivably wild highland country which faces the desert of Sind, the foot of which forms the Indian frontier.
The part lying to the south of this line can be designated as highland, and only the part north of it as lowland.
Immediately to the south of the cave is the dell called Beal(ach)-nam-Bo, or "Cattle Pass," through which were driven to the refuge of the Trossachs the herds lifted by the Highland marauders in their excursions to the lands south of Loch Lomond.
The whole of the north is occupied by an extensive highland system composed of a part of the Elburz and its continuation extending to the Paropamisus.
South of this northern highland several parallel ridges run diagonally across the province in a N.W.
The highland rocks no doubt once extended along the whole length of the state from north to south; but they are now crossed by a band of Upper Palaeozoic sediments, which extend up to the valley of the Hunter river and separate the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands of New South Wales from the New England tableland to the north.
from Gollanfield Junction on the Highland railway.
Near Albert Harbour stands the old west now the north parish church (a Gothic edifice dating from 1591) containing some stained-glass windows by William Morris; in its kirkyard Burns's "Highland Mary" was buried (1786).
It forms a roughly circular highland area, the drainage lines of which radiate outward from the centre in a series of narrow valleys, the upper parts of which cut deeply into the mountains, and the lower widen into the surrounding plain.
A few small outcrops occur where still more ancient strata have been raised to the surface, as, for instance, in Charnwood Forest, where the Archaean rocks, with intrusions of granite, create a patch of highland scenery in the very heart of the English plain; and in the Lickey Hills, near Birmingham, where the prominent features are due to volcanic rocks of very ancient date.
But the most noteworthy feature of this section is the broad highland region of Daghestan, which flanks the main range on the north, and sinks down both eastwards to the Black Sea and northwards to the valley of the Terek.
On the north-west this rugged highland region is well defined by the distinctive transverse ridge of Andi, which to the east of Kasbek strikes off from the Caucasus range almost at right angles.
Of the streams that carve into chequers the elevated plateau or highland region of Daghestan four are known by the common name of the Koisu, being distinguished inter se as the Andian Koisu, the Avarian Koisu, the Kara Koisu and the Kazikumukh Koisu, which all unite to form the Sulak.
to the north, overlooking the Allegheny river, is Highland Park (about 366 acres), which contains the city reservoirs and a picturesque lake.
Adjacent to Schenley Park are Homewood and Calvary cemeteries; and adjacent to Highland Park is Allegheny cemetery.
There is a zoological garden in Highland Park.
The water-supply of Pittsburg is taken from the Allegheny river and pumped into reservoirs, the highest of which, in Highland Park, is 367 ft.
Of the subsequent foals, three out of Highland mares presented indistinct markings at birth.
But as equally distinct markings occurred on two pure-bred Highland foals out of mares which had never seen a zebra, it was impossible to ascribe the stripes on the foals born after zebra hybrids to infection of their respective dams. Further, the subsequent foals afforded no evidence of infection, either in the mane, tail, hoofs or disposition.
By way of testing this assumption, a bay filly, the half-sister of a richly striped hybrid, was put to a cross-bred Highland pony, and a Highland mare, while nursing her hybrid foal, was put to a colt the half-brother of a hybrid.
This belief seems to be especially prevalent amongst breeders of cattle; but how, for example, a long-horned Highland bull, used for crossing with black hornless Galloway cows, could subsequently get Galloway-like calves out of pure Highland heifers it is impossible to imagine.
markable differences in the drainage areas of their two sides, with interesting illustrations of shifting water-partings; and the White, Gasconade, Osage and other rivers are remarkable for .upland meanders, lying, not on flood-plains, but around the spurs of a highland country.'
The Guards brigade attacked the Vladimir regiment, and on the left the Highland brigade and the cavalry moved forward also.
Pop. (1901), 4753 A branch of the Highland railway also gives access to Elgin, and there is a line to Buckie and Portessie on the Moray Firth.
He was followed by many of the Highland clans, always ready to draw the sword against the constituted authorities of the Lowlands; and even in the Lowlands, and especially in Edinburgh, he found adherents, who still felt the sting inflicted by the suppression of the national independence of Scotland.
highland two heights of land (1200 to 1600 ft.) extend southward well into the central portions of the state, dividing the greater part of its area into two natural drainage basins.
- Physically this region is divided into two sharply contrasted parts, the mountainous and highland country in the east and the flat steppes and deserts in the west and north.
wide, along the seaboard, behind which the country rises sharply to a highland region forming part of the great central plateau of Brazil.
of Mound station on the Highland railway by light railway.
the plateau or highland region which forms the waterparting between the Tarim basin on the east and the Syr-darya catchment area on the west.
long, the longest in Scotland, affords great facilities for travel to the ports of the Firth, the sea lochs on the southern Highland coast and the Crinan Canal.
A golf course has been laid down south-east of the village, between the railway and the Garry, and every September a great display of Highland games is held.
The blackcock is very generally distributed over the highland districts of northern and central Europe, and in some parts of Asia.
The dress of the upper classes was similar to that of a Scottish Highlander before it degenerated into the present conventional garb of a highland regiment.
The general surface of the interior highland consists of bare rolling moor-like country, with a great amount of red claylike soil, while the valleys have a rich humus of bluish-black alluvium.
But the coasts are much hotter, especially on the western side, as is also the interior west of the highland region; and from the large amount of marsh and lagoon on the coasts, malarial fever is common and frequently fatal, both to Europeans and to natives from the interior.
Terrific thunderstorms are also common at that period; waterspouts are sometimes seen; and as the Indian Ocean cyclone region touches the eastern coast, hurricanes occur every few years, at rare intervals ascending into the interior highland.
The central includes the elevated highland of the interior, while the eastern and western include the forest belts and most of the wooded country and coast plains.
Having indicated the chief races of which in various degrees of purity and intermixture the population of Africa is formed, it remains to consider them in greater detail, particu connected by a vertical strip of grassy highland lying mainly to the east of the chain of great lakes.
above sea-lexel, is only about one-fourth of the size of the remaining portion, which is chiefly lowland, but is cut off froni the coast by a highland tract connecting the interior table-land with spurs from the Pyrenees.
Native ponies include those variously known as Welsh, New Forest, Exmoor, Dartmoor, Cumberland and Westmorland, Fell, Highland, Highland Garron, Celtic, Shetland and Connemara.
SPESSART, a highland forest country of Germany, belonging mainly to the Bavarian province of Lower Franconia, but in the north to the Prussian province of Hesse Cassel, and it is bounded on the S.
of Dingwall by a branch of the Highland railway.
- ï¿½ Andes, a vast mountain system forming a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America.
C. Harris's Highland of Aethiopia (2nd ed., Lond., 1844); and Trans.
- Tennessee is traversed in the east by the Unaka Ridges of the Older Appalachian Mountains and by the Great Appalachian Valley; in the middle by the Cumberland Plateau, the Highland Rim Plateau, and the Nashville Basin of the Appalachian Plateau; and in the west by the Gulf Coastal Plains and a narrow strip of the Mississippi Flood Plain.
to the Highland Rim Plateau, so named from the scarp formed by its western rim about the Nashville and (farther north) Louisville basins.
The whole of the Appalachian Province of Tennessee and the southern portion of the Cumberland Plateau, the Highland Rim, and the Lowland Basin are drained southward and westward by the Tennessee river and its tributaries.
The northern portion of the Cumberland Plateau, Highland Rim, and Lowland Basin are drained northward and westward by the Cumberland river and its tributaries.
on the Unaka Mountains to 72° on the Cumberland Plateau, to 75° in the Valley of East Tennessee and on the Highland Rim, to 77° in the Lowland Basin, and to about 78° on the East Gulf Plains.
The Lowland Basin, the less elevated parts of the Valley of East Tennessee, and parts of the outer portion of the Highland Rim have a fertile limestone soil.
In the Cumberland Plateau, in the inner portion of the Highland Rim, and in the W.
Four members each shall be elected from among the lowland and highland aborigines in the free area.
ane man off my awin; 1614 Highland P. III.
Scottish bagpipeS The highland pipes are the best known of several types of Scottish bagpipe, and are very loud and powerful instruments.
The Museum of Piping 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow, G4 0HW The world's leading museum on the highland bagpipe.
Balmoral bonnet with Highland Dress.
Perhaps you fancy hearing Highland stories from the lips of a genuine Gaelic bard.
Similarly, the New York Iroquois added elaborate beadwork to produce a modified Highland Glengarry bonnet.
The island lies across the Highland Boundary Fault noticeable at Loch Fad that almost bisects the island.
Highland Spring also has a 75cl sports bottle that was launched with forecourts specifically in mind.
bribery charges in the Lesotho Highland Water Project.
I found it as moving as Highland Twins and I wept buckets.
Sleeps 4. Detached two bedroomed luxury bungalow of traditional Highland style.
The first community buyout of a Highland estate under the Land Reform Act has come closer.
Some Highland malts, are famous for their Sherry casks, whilst others are more renowned for bourbon casks.
Henry Hadfield Cubley specialized in Welsh and Scottish mountain landscapes, often romanticized and featuring highland cattle.
ceremonial dagger worn with Highland Dress.
Like the Highland a quieter " practice chanter " is sometimes used for learning.
Next comes a pibroch (MacCrimmon Will Never Return) in which the clarinet takes on the role of highland bagpipe chanter!
Cheviot sheep and Highland ponies are bred on the farm.
H highlands, hotels, hospitals and highland coos!
The first image shows a heavily cratered highland terrain with very long shadows cast by cratered highland terrain with very long shadows cast by crater rims.
It is a blunt, ceremonial dagger worn with Highland Dress.
Top F Footwork: In Highland dancing competitions dancers are judged on three basic areas: timing, technique and general deportment.
Skirling away there in full highland dress, his kilt wafting around in the wind, in total disrespect to the drop below him.
On Orkney is the world's northernmost scotch whiskey distillery, Highland Park.
drinking a dram of good health to the industry, he recorded the details of his Highland fling.
We fancy we see the young dreamer from the South arrested by this action of the Dreamer from the Northern highland Lake.
Smoked Highland Silver eel: fresh water silver eel naturally smoked.
In highland Britain a pattern of scattered farmsteads remained the norm.
It plays well at this pitch with a special reed that I have developed, using fingering similar to the Highland pipes.
Scottish Dance Theater will appear with Highland, something the artistic director calls " perfect Fringe fodder " .
They cleared the thickly forested land, built log dwellings, made merry with Highland games at Johnson Hall gatherings with the friendly Mohawks.
The wolves, snowy owls and arctic foxes, buffalo to be found with many others at the Highland Wildlife Park.
Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk is named after the " gray friars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk is named after the " gray friars " who frequented the church before the Reformation.
James saw Guy Fawkes standin ' there And feelin ' rather frisky, Offered ' im a pewter jar Full of Highland whiskey.
full dress away there in full highland dress, his kilt wafting around in the wind, in total disrespect to the drop below him.
Highland Games Canadian and US style serve as clan gatherings for the Scottish Diaspora.
general practitioners in practices in Glasgow, Tayside, and Highland regions, Scotland.
Imagine your very own private Highland Safari with your staff of kilted ghillies, dedicated to looking after your every whim.
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More Highland Dornoch Firth and Morrich More has the most extensive area of pioneer glasswort Salicornia spp. saltmarsh in Scotland.
Glen Affric is a highland glen Affric is a highland glen which contains a stretch of original native Caledonian pine forest.
I am the rich, golden drama of a Skye Sunset A perfectly harmonious Highland duet I put the " sex " into sextet.
The estate has an organic salmon hatchery, mussel farm and hill farm with Highland Cattle and Hebridean Sheep.
highland plateau you will notice the changes in nature as you reach higher ground.
highland piper or a comedian.
highland lochs is wind-blown insects of terrestrial origin.
highland malt distillery in Scotland.
Loch Ness Cottages Self catering holidays sleeps Ledaig Farm house Self catering west highland cottages.
horticulture industry in Vietnam's Western Highland region.
Despite the promise of spring the highland air was still icy cold.
kilt hire company has clinched a deal to supply its Highland clothing through Slaters, the menswear retailer.
The full six yard kilt should be worn when ladies are taking part in Highland Dancing or playing in Pipe Bands.
The violent end to the Jacobite rising of 1745 also sounded the death knell of Highland society.
The Lady Awoken by strange noises, he saw Isabel being helped down a rope ladder, by a figure in Highland costume.
All went swimmingly, the Beat Retreat including Highland Cathedral for which the 1st lieutenant on bagpipes joined us in full Scottish regalia.
loin of Scottish wild venison produced by Dundee company Highland Game.
The Highland boundary fault separates the metamorphic bedrock of the highlands and the old red sandstone underlying the lowlands.
In its own right, the Royal Highland Show is the largest trade exhibition of agricultural machinery in the UK.
The barrels are not re-made as is common practice. tastings 18 yr old, 86 proof Perhaps the defining highland malt.
Martin Sheets wanted to make sure be would not be buried alive so he erected a large Mausoleum in Highland Lawn Cemetery.
Opposite, the former hotel mews has been converted into shops, a Highland Heritage Center and a Tourist Information Center.
minority languages charter West Highland Free Press, April 12, 1996, 13.
As Highland tenants now mull over the pros and cons before making their decision, the two opposing sides outline their arguments.
Or employ professional Irish or salsa dancers, a magician, a highland piper or a comedian.
Development plan: The Highland Structure Plan along with any of the Local Plans prepared by The Highland Council.
While you ascend to a highland plateau you will notice the changes in nature as you reach higher ground.
In relation to the former report the Highland experience broadly matched the national findings which were generally positive.
resurface just one example, the Highland Council budget allows for resurfacing roads once every 108 years.
rope ladder, by a figure in Highland costume.
He talked of trout and Tweed, Tay and Teviot, Highland lochs and leaping salmon.
salsa dancers, a magician, a highland piper or a comedian.
These include tufted saxifrage Saxifraga cespitosa, drooping saxifrage S. cernua and Highland saxifrage S. rivularis.
Expeditions by sea kayak or on foot through spectacular highland scenery are also on offer.
In the 1960s, I once took two delightful English schoolteachers on a Highland Tour.
Ben Nevis Highland Ben Nevis is representative of high altitude siliceous scree in the northwest Scottish Highlands.
The chanter, based on the Highland pattern is longer and fitted with keywork to extend the compass and give semitones as required.
In the course of these " improvements " the town has lost every last shred of its unique Highland character.
single malts sold include Islay, Speyside, Highland, Lowland and Campbeltown.
Its light, smooth taste reminds one of some of the highland and speyside Scottish single malts.
sliver of land, Bute is a geological and scenic hybrid of highland and lowland.
ideal stopover for hikers on the West Highland Way.
strange noises, he saw Isabel being helped down a rope ladder, by a figure in Highland costume.
A remarkable land of coastal swamps, highland river valleys, even a glacier high in the central mountains.
His mother, noted for her volatile temper, was descended from the Gordons, with their wild, bloodsoaked highland history.
unaccompanied minors travel on flights with Highland Airways?
unbroken sunshine, giving clear views of the spectacular scenery along the West Highland Railroad.
The overall ' Supreme ' winner was a loin of Scottish wild venison produced by Dundee company Highland Game.
On 23 July 1727, the Scottish vicariate was divided into Highland and lowland vicariates.
The former bishop of the Highland vicariate, Ranald MacDonald, became the first vicar-apostolic of the western vicariate.
weepfound it as moving as Highland Twins and I wept buckets.
From the morphological point of view it is more important to distinguish the associations of forms, such as the mountain mass or group of mountains radiating from a centre, with the valleys furrowing their flanks spreading towards every direction; the mountain chain or line of heights, forming a long narrow ridge or series of ridges separated by parallel valleys; the dissected plateau or highland, divided into mountains of circumdenudation by a system of deeply-cut valleys; and the isolated peak, usually a volcanic cone or a hard rock mass left projecting after the softer strata which embedded it have been worn away (Monadnock of Professor Davis).
This very remarkable longitudinal chain is undoubtedly the northern limit of the Chang Tang, the elevated highland steppes of Tibet; but from it there branches a minor system to the north-east from a point in about 83Ã‚° E.
The principal water-divide in this highland region is, however, the range of Egri-dagh (Ararat), which j ust south of 40Ã‚° S.
above the lake), falling with steep cliffs towards the lake, fringes it on the south; a massive, deeply-ravined highland occupies the space between the Irkut and the Angara; the Onot and Baikal ridges (also Primorskiy) run along its northwest shore, striking it diagonally; an Alpine complex of yet unexplored mountains rises on its north-east shore; the Barguzin range impinges upon it obliquely in the east; and the Ulanburgasu mountains intrude into the delta of the Selenga.
Here the traveller ascending from the coast sees the first example of the jebel or highland towns, with their high three-storeyed houses, built of quarried stone, their narrow faÃ§ades pierced with small windows with whitewashed borders and ornamented with varied arabesque patterns; each dar has the appearance of a small castle complete in itself, and the general effect is rather that of a cluster of separate forts than of a town occupied by a united community.
To this period belong his stories of famous criminals, of Jack Sheppard (1724), of Jonathan Wild (1725), of the Highland Rogue i.e.
The Ozark region is substantially a low dome, with local faulting and minor undulations, dominated by a ridge - or, more exactly, a relatively even belt of highland - that runs from near the Mississippi about Ste Genevieve county to Barry county on the Arkansas border; the contour levels falling with decided regularity in all directions below this crest.
- Ã¯¿½ Andes, a vast mountain system forming a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America.
on the Unaka Mountains to 72Ã‚° on the Cumberland Plateau, to 75Ã‚° in the Valley of East Tennessee and on the Highland Rim, to 77Ã‚° in the Lowland Basin, and to about 78Ã‚° on the East Gulf Plains.
To give just one example, the Highland Council budget allows for resurfacing roads once every 108 years.
The Highland Council has a duty to ensure that the deceased are buried or cremated in an efficient, sensitive and reverent manner.
The single malts sold include Islay, Speyside, Highland, Lowland and Campbeltown.
Its light, smooth taste reminds one of some of the highland and speyside scottish single malts.
A lovely sliver of land, Bute is a geological and scenic hybrid of highland and lowland.
Ideal stopover for hikers on the West Highland Way.
A romantic Highland Retreat, nestling in a secluded, walled garden with a patio for summertime dining.
Her father had been driving along a solitary glen that wound and climbed up the purple Highland hills like a tendril of ivy.
Most Highland trout angling is ` loch style ' done with traditional floating line.
Children Can unaccompanied minors travel on flights with Highland Airways?
The May Day Holiday weather was excellent with almost unbroken sunshine, giving clear views of the spectacular scenery along the West Highland Railroad.
On 23 July 1727, the Scottish vicariate was divided into Highland and Lowland vicariates.
The former bishop of the Highland vicariate, Ranald MacDonald, became the first vicar-apostolic of the Western vicariate.
What is the first step in the Highland wolf reintroduction?
Scottish Horse Museum has memorabilia of one of Scotland 's two Highland yeomanry regiments.
It has a very interesting little variety called pumila, which is found wild in some of the Highland lakes, and which has the same vinous perfume as the type.
The shops are still run by the Slater family, and many of the traditions set by Ralph Slater have been kept up, such as a line of traditional Highland wear such as kilts and sporrans.
Additionally, the company will deliver for free with a 200 mile radius of their Highland Park showroom.
The full address is 1374 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park, Illinois, 60035.
Dodonpa: This compressed air launch coaster can be found at Fuji-Q Highland park in Japan.
The awe-inspiring Mogollon Rim brings the Colorado Plateau to a halt with an impressive and precipitous drop-off which plunges two thousand feet downward, from forested highland to arid Sonoran desert.
United Leukodystrophy Foundation. 2304 Highland Dr., Sycamore, IL 60178.
Highland Heritage Forms offers many printable record forms including schedules.
Highland Yoga in Butler, NJ, is another facility that offers yoga teacher certification.
This studio features an in-depth study in Yogacarya, a unique type of yoga only offered at Highland Yoga.
Highland Yoga offers 200-hour level certification and separates its program into four modules.
'Recovery' and 'The Highland Connection', respectively, both under the new recording label.
the south-west from the highland districts of southern China, which has produced so many recruits for the peopling of the Indo-Chinese peninsula.
Almost half of the highland towns reached their maximum population before the opening of the, 9th century, although Berkshire was scarcely settled till after 1760, and three-fourths of them before 1850.
of Glasgow by the West Highland railway.
Till drumlins, notably abundant on the lowland about Boston and the highland near Spencer; morainic hills, extending, e.g.
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