The sea-face is generally overhanging cliff, but in a few places are sandy beaches and low sandhills.
There are coalmines, several ironworks - one is among the largest in Scotland - and, on the sandhills along the shore, the works of Nobel's Explosives Company, which cover an area of a mile, the separatehut principle being adopted to minimize the risks attendant upon so dangerous an occupation.
The coast, which curves to the N.E., is marked by a line of sandhills covered with thick bush and rising in places to a height of 500 ft.
Behind the sandhills is a low-lying plain in which are a number of shallow lagoons.
It runs parallel to the ocean, from which it is separated by sandhills.
" Coast forests " grow in small patches along the lower courses of the rivers, at their mouths, and on the sandhills along the coast.
anthaceous plant, whose stems ramify through the sandhills; the other two are a 1M M Iartynia and an Aniseia, which maintain a subterranean existence during many years, and only produce leafy stems in those rare seasons when sufficient moisture penetrates to the roots.
and by the Little Orme on the E., it faces a wide bay of the Irish Sea, and is backed by low sandhills.
The greater part of Hanover is a plain with sandhills, heath and moor.
Between the volcanic tract of the Campagna and the sea there is a broad strip of sandy plain, evidently formed merely by the accumulation of sand from the sea, and constituting a barren tract, still covered almost entirely with wood as it was in ancient times, except for the almost uninterrupted line of villas along the ancient coastline, which is now marked by a line of sandhills, some 2 m.
The Delta coast-line, composed of sandhills and, occasionally, limestone rocks, is low, with cape-like projections at the Nile mouths formed by the river silt.
The ordinary forms of the north of Europe grow freely in the mild air and protected soil of the islands and the eastern coast; while on the heaths and along the sandhills on the Atlantic side there flourish a number of distinctive species.
In later times the site was plundered for the building of Famagusta; it is now covered by sandhills, and its plan is imperfectly known.
Few seas are more prolific in fish than the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; the great proportion of known species are edible and many have a commercial value for the isinglass or oil Shelly conglomerates and dead coral reefs of the littoral; red sandhills of the coast of Trucial Oman; alluvium of Turkish Iraq; river and lake deposits of Oman and the interior of Persia.
The coast is lined with low dunes or sandhills, in front of which lie the large littoral lakes or lagoons named the Frisches Haff and the Kurisches Haff.
The coast is a low-lying region of sandhills, meres and marshes with one lagoon, 42 m.
Leaving Sind, and passing by the ridges of low sandhills, - the leading feature of the desert east of the Indus, - and the isolated hills of Cutch and Kathiawar, which form geologically the western extremity of the Aravalli range, the first extensive mountain range is that separating Gujarat from the states of central India.
The sandhills on the verge of the ocean are carpeted with creepers and the wild convolvulus.
In the southwest, below the Arkansas river, is an area of sandhills, and the Ozark Plateau region, as above stated, extends into the southeast corner, though not there much elevated.
Springs also are numerous in the sandhills, where they form considerable streams. They often flow with force and are known locally from this peculiarity as " artesian " springs, or sometimes, from this and their large size, as " mound " springs.
The lakes of the sandhills are the breeding-place - less so as settlement increases - of myriads of water-fowl.
In the south they stretch themselves along the banks of the Rhine, forming a strip of picturesque river scenery made up of the varied elements of sandhills and trees, clay-lands and pastures.
The site of the ancient city is among rapidly shifting sandhills, and the lack of stone in the neighbourhood has led to its buildings being used as a quarry even by the inhabitants of Terranova, so that nothing is now visible above ground but a small part of the wall of the temple of Athena and a few foundations of houses; portions of the city wall have been traced by excavation, and the necropolis has been carefully explored (see J.
The central peninsula contains some marshland and moorland pasture, on which a few thousand sheep graze; but the rest of the island consists merely of dunes or sandhills.
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