Lie-off sentence example

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  • Numerous small islands lie off the western coast, but none has any commercial importance.

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  • A number of islets (Nako, Bunga, &c.) lie off the west and north coasts.

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  • A closer investigation of the numerous long, narrow banks which lie off the Flemish coast and the Thames estuary shows that they are composed of fragments of rock abraded and transported by tidal currents and storms in the same way that the chalk and limestone worn off from the eastern continuation of the island of Heligoland during the last two centuries has been reduced to the coarse gravel of the off-lying Dune.

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  • The principal islands lie off the south coast.

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  • They are apparently volcanic. Coral reefs lie off the coasts and render them difficult of access.

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  • The western promontory is flanked on the north by the picturesque Alum Bay, and the lofty detached rocks known as the Needles lie off it..

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  • High temperature in the depth may be taken to mean descending water, just as high atmospheric pressure means descending air, and hence it would seem that the slow vertical movement of water in the Pacific reproduces to some extent the phenomena of the " doldrums " and " horse latitudes," with this difference, that the centres of maximum intensity lie off the east of the land instead of the west as in the case of the continents.

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  • The depth of water at the main entrance is 41 to 5 fathoms and in the western bay 3 to 4 fathoms. For lack of docks and quayage, large vessels lie off Steamer Point and all cargo is handled by means of lighters, the labour being either Somali or Arab.

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  • A large number of small islands lie off the coast.

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  • Mike Parker Pearson and Colin Richards late Neolithic Orcadian houses The Orkney Isles lie off the most northern tip of the British mainland.

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