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narrows

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  • The point where the terrace of Epipolae narrows down to a ridge about 60 yds.

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  • above the outlet into the Aegean, and known as the " Narrows."

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  • Stormy weather caused some delays in continuing the programme, but heavily armed vessels 'made their way a short distance up channel on several days early in March and engaged some of the enemy works that were sited about the Narrows.'

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  • Carden, decided, under some pressure from home, to undertake an onset in full force upon the defences of the Narrows by day, although mine-fields still forbade a close attack on the forts on the part of battleships.

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  • on finding nearly all the ammunition for their heaviest ordnance in the Narrows to be used up, viewed the prospect of a possible fresh fleet attack with some apprehension, as they were under the impression that the assailants had been beaten off on the 18th by the guns and not by the mines.

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  • of the Straits connoted disembarkation in face of opposition, and, even supposing the landing to be successful, the force would start work much further from the Narrows than were either Helles or Anzac. Then again, to plant down a portion of the Allied troops on one side of the Straits, while continuing operations on the other side, would mean voluntary dispersion of resources in place of concentration.

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  • Birdwood's force had taken root since April were spurs of a tangled mountain mass known as Sari Bair, from the topmost ridges of which the Straits about the Narrows were partially visible at a distance of 4 or 5 miles.

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  • of the outlet of the Straits ready for any move of the Allies in that quarter; but, thanks to a system of jetties erected on either shore at the upper end of the Narrows, and to improved communications, troops could be shifted from side to side of the waterway very rapidly.

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  • After a fresh reorganization during the night an attempt was yet again made on the gth to win the mountain, and that day some British and Indian troops actually fought their way on to a commanding summit from which the Narrows could be seen, only, however, speedily to be driven off again.

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  • broad, and which narrows at Ly-ee-mun Pass to little over a 4 m.

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  • by the Narrows which connect Upper and Lower New York Bay; from New Jersey on the N.

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  • inland from the Narrows; but on the west and south the hills fall gently to the Coastal Plain, which, occupying the greater part of the island, is broken only by low morainal ridges and terminates in salt marshes along much of the west coast.

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  • Forts Wadsworth and Tompkins commanding the passage of the Narrows constitute one of the strongest defences of New York Harbor.

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  • South Beach, below the Narrows, is a popular seaside resort.

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  • The British army under Sir William Howe landed at the Narrows on the 3rd of July 1777 and until the close of the war Staten Island was held by the British and Loyalists.

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  • In the War of 1812 Fort Richmond was built at the Narrows and Fort Tompkins in the rear of it.

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  • It may be added that this belt narrows greatly towards the east, mainly from the south, in sympathy with the northward flow of cold water off the coast of South America.

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  • The apical end of the rotifer usually narrows suddenly beyond the curve of the gut and the cloacal aperture to form the foot of pseudopodium which ends in an organ of attachment, a pair of movable toes, each with the opening of a cement-gland (gl) at its tip. Thus for orientation we place the rotifer like the cuttle-fish, head downwards: the ciliated disk is basal or oral, proximal to the rest of the animal, the foot is apical, and the brain and cloacal aperture are anterodorsal.

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  • On the 22nd of August he crossed the Narrows to the Long Island 20,000 on the 25th, and on the 27th surprised the Americans, driving them into their Brooklyn works and inflicting a loss of about 1400 men.

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  • in western Louisiana, the coastal plain continues south-westward with this breadth until it narrows to about 130 in.

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  • The orifice of invagination (blastopore) narrows, and we now have a two-cell-layered sac - the gastrula.

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  • at Cariben, but at the Angostura, or narrows, where the river is but Boo ft.

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  • except that it narrows rapidly as it approaches the north-east corner of the state.

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  • The system at no point narrows to a single range; generally there are three or four across its breadth.

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  • The exact relation between the two was, however, a matter of controversy, Aquinas and Duns Scotus holding that both are practical reason, while Bonaventura narrows synderesis to the volitional tendency to good actions.

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  • The Luapula, which leaves Bangweulu at its most southern point, is about a mile wide at the outflow, but soon narrows to 300 or so yds.

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  • broad at its eastern end, but narrows to some 300 yds.

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  • Beyond the Bartang (or Murghab) confluence the valley narrows, and the difficulties of the river route increase.

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  • across, and this breadth it maintains to a short distance south of Tyre, where it suddenly narrows; until, at Ras el-Abiad, it has been necessary to cut a passage in the precipitous face of the cliff to allow the coastroad to be carried past it.

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  • Towards the north a narrow mouth gives entry to the Limfjord, or Liimfjord, which, wide and ramifying among islands to the west, narrows the east and pierces through to the Cattegat, thus isolating the counties of Hjorring and Thisted (known together as Vendsyssel).

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  • Opposite Tashkurghan the Oxus plain narrows to a short 25 m.

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  • by Gravesend Bay, the Narrows, Upper New York Bay and East river, which separate it from Staten Island, Jersey City and the borough of Manhattan.

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  • At the lower end of the west water-front, facing the Narrows, are a United States reservation and the harbour defences of Fort Hamilton.

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  • south-east to Fort Hamilton, and to Dyker Beach Park (144 acres) which face the lower end of the Narrows; and from Fort Hamilton, Shore Road and Bay Ridge Parkway extend north 41 m.

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  • It narrows to the north and the altitude declines in the same direction.

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  • Most of the rivers of the northern versant are comparatively small, as the island narrows into a kind of promontory.

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  • The Alpenkorps were making good headway on the slopes above the road, where the Taro brigade, surprised in the mist, made a feeble resistance, and Lequis's left-hand column quickly reached the Italian second line, where the valley narrows below the hamlet of Foni.

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  • through the greater part of its extent, but narrows suddenly to less than 10 m.

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  • and 12° and 36° E., narrows from 1600 m.

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  • The average breadth of this northern Pathan district is 150 m., but it narrows to less than I oo m.

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  • The general breadth is from 22 to 3 m., but between Stone Point on the mainland and Egypt Point on the north coast of Wight it narrows to 14 m.; and 32 m.

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  • The floods come in May and June, and during the wet season the rivers, all with steep beds in their upper courses, wash along detritus that lower down narrows, and on smaller streams almost chokes, their courses.

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  • Beyond Culver's Gap the mountain again narrows to a ridge, and for a portion of its length it is double-crested.

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  • The 1 As early as 1613, Captain Samuel Argall, on his way to Virginia, after breaking up some Jesuit settlements at Port Royal, and Mount Desert, passed through the Narrows near the mouth of the Hudson, and finding a group of Dutch traders, made them haul down their flag and replace it with that of England.

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  • TIERRA DEL FUEGO, an archipelago at the southern extremity of South America, from which it is separated by Magellan Strait, at the First Narrows and other points scarcely a mile wide.

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  • In northern Ecuador the Andes narrows into a single massive range which has the character of a confused mass of peaks and ridges on the southern frontier of Colombia.

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  • above the Nile at a spot where the river narrows to 482 ft.

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  • Just below this the mountains close in on either side of the Maranon, forming narrows or pongos for a length of 35 m., where, besides numerous whirlpools, there are no less than thirty-five formidable rapids, the series concluding with three cataracts just before reaching the river Imasa or Chunchunga, near the mouth of which La Condamine embarked in the t8th century to descend the Amazon.

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  • Finally, after passing the narrows of Guaracayo, the cerros gradually disappear, and for a distance of about 20 m.

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  • At the narrows of Obidos, 400 m.

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  • The course of the Wye now becomes extremely sinuous; and the valley narrows nearly to Chepstow.

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  • above sea-level, and from a distance appears to be completely shut in by lofty ranges of hills, which are cut through to the westward by a deep gorge called "The Narrows," making a natural gateway of great beauty.

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  • A spur of the Greben mountains runs out below two shoals where the river suddenly narrows to 300 yds.

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  • At Bamba it is shut in by steep banks and narrows to 600 to 700 yds., again spreading out some distance down.

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  • Here the width of the stream increases at flood time to woo or 1500 yds., and though it narrows at the somewhat dangerous rapids of Rumde Gilla to 150 or 180 yds., it soon expands again.

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  • The middle Niger, however, reaches its maximum near Timbuktu only in January; in February and March it sinks slowly above the narrows of Tosaye, and more rapidly below them, the level being kept up by supplies from backwaters and lakes; and by April there is a decrease of about 5 ft.

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  • long (including the narrows at the east end) and 1 m.

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  • Here the Nile narrows and passes the Semna cataract, and graven on the rocks are ancient records of " high Nile."

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  • The horizontal ramus, long, straight, and compressed, gradually narrows towards the symphysis, where it expands laterally to form with the ankylosed opposite ramus the wide, semicircular, shallow alveolar border for the incisor teeth.

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  • wide at the mouth, but gradually narrows towards the head, where it divides into Chignecto Bay to the north, which subdivides into Shepody Bay and Cumberland Basin (the French Beaubassin), and Minas Channel, leading into Minas Basin, to the east and south.

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  • it narrows to only 5 m.

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  • West wall: devoid of features except for splayed rectangular embrasure which narrows to the two-centred tower doorway at its far end.

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  • At the end of the ledge, the path narrows where a steel handrail aids further progress down to river level.

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  • headway against the wind and the waves... We would have to run the narrows.

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  • impediment on a trunk road so making it one way through the narrows conflicts with this ideal.

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  • The track soon narrows to a path that descends a slope to a gate with a stile set in the fence beside it.

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  • Setting sail in the evening, we pass by historic Frobisher Bay and head southeast through the narrows.

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  • Between the falls and Bakel (85 m.) there are twenty-seven "narrows," of which several, such as that at Kayes, are difficult.

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  • This wellknown strait was a sacred place to the Crees and Saulteaux, who, impressed by the weird sound made by the wind as it rushed through the narrows, as simple children of the prairies called them Manito-Waba, or the " Great Spirit's narrows."

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  • at the narrows to the north of the Isle of the Vow; its area is 27 sq.

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  • Sir Ian Hamilton, who had been chosen as commander-in-chief of the military contingents that were to cooperate in due course with the naval forces in this theatre of war, had moreover actually arrived on the day before the abortive fleet attack upon the Narrows and had witnessed the fight.

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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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  • wide, which appear to be a submerged part of the great central valley of Chile, and farther south by the narrower Moraleda channel, which terminates southward in a confusing network of passages between the mainland and the islands of the Chonos group. One of the narrow parts of the Chilean mainland is to be found opposite the upper islands of this group, where the accidental juxtaposition of Magdalena island, which indents the continent over half a degree at this point, and the basin of Lake Fontana, which gives the Argentine boundary a sharp wedge-shaped projection westward, narrows the distance between the two to about 26 m.

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  • and 12° and 36° E., narrows from 1600 m.

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  • m., with a comparatively flat bottom at 5 to 6 fathoms; the main basin, between Point Pelee and the narrows at Long Point, containing about 6700 sq.

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  • m., and having a marked shelving bottom deepening gradually to 14 fathoms; and the portion east of the narrows, containing about 21 00 sq.

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  • The tail is wide at the base and narrows along the length of it.

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  • This immediately narrows the cuisine down to a particular group and makes it easy to choose from a selection of appetizers and main courses.

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  • The size of the ships make it possible for them to travel through Wrangell Narrows, a small Alaskan town, before arriving in Petersburg.

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  • Animal DNA Services has developed a test that narrows down your dog's ancestry to four major canine groups, as well as screens for four inherited diseases and certain physical/personality traits.

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  • This narrows your throat and causes the walls of your throat to vibrate as you breathe in and out.

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  • Game environments include a Himalayan Monastery and various locations of Gotham City including: The Docks, The Narrows, Arkham Asylum and Wayne Manor.

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  • This narrows down the possibilities, and eventually, you'll be able to correctly place one person or item.

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  • When a child has croup, that portion of the airway just below the vocal cords narrows and becomes swollen, making breathing both noisy and labored.

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  • Corticosteroids block the inflammation that narrows the airways.

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  • As the fear of an attack escalates, the person's world narrows.

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  • When artery walls thicken, the inside of the blood vessel narrows.

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  • Epinephrine causes several physiological changes: it temporarily narrows the arteries, raises the blood pressure, raises the levels of fat in the blood, and increases the heart rate and flow of blood from the heart.

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  • This approach to looking for a home can save you a lot of time because it narrows down your search to homes that are within your price range.

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  • Categorized by type of clothing just like the average clothes, the plus size section simply narrows selection down to what is available in plus sizes.

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  • A woman whose face narrows during pregnancy will have a boy.

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  • The bridge was surpassed as the world's longest bridge in 1964, with the opening of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City.

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  • Hardening of the arteries--or atherosclerosis--narrows blood vessels, causing the heart to work more forcibly to push blood through the restricted pathways.

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  • And if you are in a high-pressure field where work is your life, your scope of other opportunities certainly narrows.

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  • This narrows the point of intersection for the joining of two lives.

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  • So right now, even without narrows and wides per se, we are able to achieve a good fit for a variety of foot shapes.

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  • Ballroom Gifts offers a lot of personal assistance and shoes they describe as "true narrows," which is great for anyone who's bought a narrow shoe and discovered it still doesn't really fit.

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  • You don't need to know all of these criteria to search, but adding each item helps you save time and narrows down your search results.

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  • The formation of plaque on the inner lining of your blood vessels narrows the passageway for blood flow, forcing your heart to work harder.

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  • Eventually, interviews with producers enter the picture, and as the group narrows, the process itself becomes more confidential.

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  • One lady is sent home each week until Michaels narrows his selection down to his "rock of love."

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  • Yes, the city is infested with crime, but the cleverly named "Narrows" is a lot darker than the safer "straight" section of the city.

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  • The name Manitoba sprang from the union of two Indian words, Manito (the Great Spirit), and Waba (the " narrows " of the lake, which may readily be seen on the map).

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  • Below Salahiya the river-bed narrows and becomes more rocky.

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  • The so-called bay narrows northward into the strait successively known as Smith Sound, Kane Basin, Kennedy Channel and Robeson Channel.

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  • So our wealth of material narrows down in the ordinary handling to a single question.

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  • But this unduly narrows the scope of Scottish philosophy, which does not exhaust itself, as is sometimes supposed, in uncritically reasserting the independent existence of matter and its immediate presence to mind.

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  • The Pass of Birnam, where the river narrows, was the path usually taken by the Highlanders in their forays.

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  • northwards from the Hindu Kush (it is across this range that the route from Zebak to Ishkashim lies), which determines the great bend of the Oxus river northwards from Ishkashim, and narrows the valley of that river into the formation of a trough as far as the next bend westwards at Kala Wamar.

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  • Its situation is fine, the lake-shore here rising sharply, while at this point the lake narrows and is studded with islands.

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  • But Cornbury's embezzlement of X1500, appropriated for fortifying the Narrows connecting Upper and Lower New York Bay, united the factions against him and started the assembly in the important contest which ended in the establishment of its control over the public purse.

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  • That sort of narrows it down, doesn't it?

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  • As the tableland runs northward it decreases both in height and width, until it narrows to a few miles only, with an elevation of scarcely 1500 ft.; under the name of the Blue Mountains the plateau widens again and increases in altitude, the chief peaks being Mount Clarence(4000 ft.), Mount Victoria (3525 ft.), and Mount Hay (3270 ft.).

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  • Near the mouth, where the lake narrows to a strait, are the rapids which Ossian called the Falls of Lora, the ebbing and flowing tides, as they rush over the rocky bar, creating a roaring noise audible at a considerable distance.

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