Landslips sentence example
But a more terrible disaster occurred in October 1899, when a series of landslips carried away houses and broke up the hill railway.
Passages obstructed by landslips.
These interior landslips, besides choking the pipes and breaking the communication, often produce sinkings at the surface.
In the hills there were terrible landslips, which wrecked the little Cherrapunji railway and caused 600 deaths.
Torrential rains caused a series of landslips, carrying away houses and breaking up the hill railway.Advertisement
They are liable to be suddenly swollen by rains, and floods and landslips often cause considerable damage.
The Lower Lias appears at intervals under the scarp of the basaltic plateaus, and contributes, as in Dorsetshire and Devonshire, to the formation of landslips along the coast.
The greater part of the Maremma now affords pasture to large herds of horses and half-wild cattle, but on the drier parts corn is grown, the people coming down from the hills to sow and to reap. The hill country just inland, especially near Volterra, has poor soil, largely clayey, and subject to landslips, but is rich in minerals.
The place where the acropolis was entered was believed to have been overlooked by the mythical Meles when he carried the lion round his fortress to make it invulnerable; it was really a path opened by one of the landslips, which have reduced the sandstone cliff of the acropolis to a mere shell, and threaten to carry it altogether into the plain below.
Rowland also took another contract with the GWR to repair landslips in the Vale of the White Horse.Advertisement
This was probably the time of massive landslips in the Blackdown Hills.
A zone of large, fossil landslips can be seen on the southern slope of Bredon Hill, north of Kemerton.
Examples include woodland clearings and rides, calcareous grassland, coastal landslips, abandoned quarries, disused railroad cuttings, and limestone pavements.