The mountains generally fall steeply to the sea.
In the north-western section the highest ground is found along the Atlantic coast, mounting steeply from the sea to an average height of 2000 to 3000 ft.
and the city is built on a narrow level plain between the sea and bluffs, the latter rising steeply 2000 ft.
Many of the spurs or broken segments of ranges thus formed abut steeply upon the Black Sea, so that this littoral region is on the whole very rugged and not readily accessible, especially as the general elevations are considerable.
North of Bhutan, between the Himalayan crest and Lhasa, this formation is approximately maintained; farther east, although the same natural forces first resulted in the same effect of successive folds of the earth's crust, forming extensive curves of ridge and furrow, the abundant rainfall and the totally distinct climatic conditions which govern the processes of denudation subsequently led to the erosion of deeper valleys enclosed between forest-covered ranges which rise steeply from the river banks.
The scarp or steeply inclined slope; this is necessarily of small extent except in the direction of its length.
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The sides of this ridge run down steeply to the water on either side.
The steeply rising face of the plateau here is due to the resistance of a durable layer of limestone, known as the Helderberg limestone.
From the middle of this plain the core of Lower Cretaceous sandstones known as the Hastings Beds emerges steeply, and reaches in the centre an elevation of 796 ft.
It rises steeply to a height of 7352 feet, and commands a magnificent prospect.
The Kuen-lun on the south rise steeply from the flat deserts of the Takla-makan and Kum-tagh by successive terraces until they reach an elevation of 19,000 to 20,000 ft.
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.
No central chain of mountains stretches west and east through the island, but near the north coast hills, rising 2300 to 2600 ft., slope steeply to the shore.
to S., reaching in Bontona Haru 5840 ft., sloping steeply to the east coast.
The ridges in front of it rose steeply, and were strongly held by the Italians, whose position, however, suffered from two grave drawbacks.
This great divide is not always marked by well-defined ranges facing steeply either to the north or south.
The village rises steeply above a very narrow cove on the north coast, sheltered, but difficult of access, vessels having to be warped into it by means of hawsers.
The seaward edge of the continental shelf often falls steeply to the greatest depths of the ocean, and not infrequently forms the slope of a trench, a form of depression which has usually a steep slope towards a continent or an island-bearing rise on one side and a gentler slope towards the general level of the ocean on the other.
In steeply inclined beds the working-place can be so arranged that the mineral will fall or slide from the place where it is broken down to the main haulage road.
The falks enclose a deep hollow (known as ka`r), the floor of which is often hard soil bare of sand, and from which the inner slopes of the falk rise as steeply as the sand will lie (about 50°).
Even at Pompeii itself, on the west side of the city, where the ground slopes somewhat steeply towards the sea, houses are found which consisted of three storeys or more.
When the deposit is vertical or steeply inclined, horizontal or inclined bore-holes will be necessary.
To the north lies the plateau, descending steeply to the valley, famous as the scene of the battle of Jena.
In steeply inclined seams passes or shoots leading to the main level below are sometimes used, and in Belgium iron plates are sometimes laid in the excavated ground to form a slide for the coal down to the loading place.
Of these the most notable is the Niagara escarpment which extends eastward from Canada, past Lewiston and Lockport, - a downward step from the Erie to the Ontario plain, where the Niagara limestone outcrops, and its resistance to denudation accounts for the steeply rising face at the boundary between the two plains.
Between this mountain chain and its spurs, which fall steeply to the E., and the Rhine, stretches a fertile plain forming the eastern half of Alsace.
Geologically and structurally Cyrenaica is a mass of Miocene limestone tilted up steeply from the Mediterranean and falling inland by a gentle descent to sea-level again at the line of depression, which runs from the gulf of Sidra through Aujila to Siwa.
The ground-plan of Easby Abbey, owing to its situation on the edge of the steeply sloping banks of a river, is singularly irregular.
The road rose so steeply here that in 1812 an effort was made to lessen the slope for coaches by means of an archway, and a new way was completed in 1900.
Newcastle is the second city in New South Wales, the fourth port of Australia, and the seat of an Anglican bishop. The city rises steeply from the sea, and possesses numerous fine buildings, among which may be mentioned the railway station, post office, custom-house, the cathedral of Christ Church, the school of art with its large library, and the Victoria Theatre.
Mr Gardiner regarded these banks as plateaus rising to different elevations beneath the surface of the sea from a main plateau rising steeply from the great depths of the Indian Ocean.
troughs and basins in the middle of the ocean, (2) the steeply sloping ridge which interposes a narrower barrier between two depressions, and (3) the plateau or wide elevation rising steeply on all sides from a depression.
Amongst these are the dome, an isolated elevation rising steeply but not coming within too fathoms of the surface; the bank, an elevation coming nearer the surface than too fathoms, but not so near as 6 fathoms; and finally the shoal or reef, which comes within 6 fathoms of the surface, and so may constitute a danger to shipping.
The Australian Shelf rises steeply as a rule from depths, of 2500 to 3000 fathoms. A broad depression with depths of from 3300 to 3500 fathoms lies to the east of the Cocos Islands and extends into the angle between the Malay Archipelago and Australia.
Farther south, at VienTiane, the Mekong passes through a gorge cut in sandstone, arkose and schists with a similar strike; while at Lakhon there are steeply inclined limestones which strike north-west.
at the base, and rising steeply in five terraces to the height of 86 ft., showed conspicuously to the city the long processions of priests and victims winding along the terraces and up to corner flights of steps.
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 Old Man presents a characteristic section, for it exhibits a thick pile of massive, current-bedded red sandstones, resting, near the foot of the pinnacle, upon a thin bed of amygdaloidal porphyrite, which in its turn lies unconformably upon steeply inclined flagstones.
Owing to the slight rainfall, and the rapid weathering of the rocks by the great range of teniperature, these hills rise steeply from the valleys at their feet as almost bare rock, supporting hardly any vegetation.
to the pier, too steeply to allow of any wheeled traffic. Thick woods shelter it on three sides, and render the climate so mild that fuchsias and other delicate plants flourish in midwinter.
The coast of Wight rises more steeply.
Thus the high plateaus include: - (a) The South African plateau as far as about 12° S., bounded east, west and south by bands of high ground which fall steeply to the coasts.
in width rising steeply from the foothills of the Tehama to an average height of 9000 ft.; many summits exceed 10,000 ft.
The new engine made it possible to climb steeply out of jungle airstrips surrounded by tall trees.
ascended steeply to where it became too tight.
Beautiful wooded hills rise steeply all around, forming a backcloth, which greatly enhances the rural setting of the town.
The steeply wooded ravine descends to a private, secluded beach on the historic Helford River.
brick with stone dressings under steeply pitched plain clay tiled roofs.
It is about 13 ft. 6 ins. wide and, as you say is very steeply cambered.
descends steeply to the River Severn.
flowstone floor rises steeply to the top of this 30m long chamber.
From the park gates a road runs through lowland evergreen forest before climbing steeply through well forested hills.
To the north our neighbors agricultural land rises steeply, and has gorse and fern growing, which is a haven for wild life.
Broadleaved woodland is limited to small patches alongside steeply incised streams and abandoned meander scars cut in the glacial deposits alongside the Glenelly river.
This may already be seen with the steeply rising numbers of urban foxes, many of which now suffer from endemic mange.
From here the trail ascends steeply to a large pampa below the first pass, where we camp.
The arc of jagged peaks rises steeply form the sea and dominates the skyline for miles around.
Behind the church, a track climbs steeply through Holloway Rocks before leveling out on the high grassy plateau of Stow Hill.
protrudeuth is distinctive with a steeply angled protruding lower lip.
Typical of a vintage model, the legs are steeply raked forward, bringing the wheels a long way forward of the balance point.
Marginal vegetation can be established on shelves constructed beneath vertical or steeply sloping revetments.
A steeply descending rift with chamber at base full of boulders which prevented further progress.
A steeply ascending phreatic rift was gained heading north east to reach a point some 45m above the start of the climb.
shelveforward end of the vessel lies down a steeply shelving slope with her bow resting at 46 meters.
The Coast Path enters the village via a steep zigzag through someone's garden, dropping steeply to the harbor.
The forms of Vermont's mountains, even to the highest summits, were to a great extent rounded by glaciation, but as the rocks vary much in texture and are often steeply inclined, stream erosion has cut valleys deep and narrow, often mere gorges.
A depression when of great extent is termed a " basin," when it is of a more or less round form with approximatelyequal diameters, a " trough " when it is wide and elongated with gently sloping borders, and a " trench " when narrow and elongated with steeply sloping borders, one of which rises higher than the other.
The falks enclose a deep hollow (known as ka`r), the floor of which is often hard soil bare of sand, and from which the inner slopes of the falk rise as steeply as the sand will lie (about 50Ã‚°).
The south side of the range rises steeply from the sea, leaving practically no coast strip: its slopes are sheltered and therefore fertile and highly cultivated, and the coast towns are favourite winter resorts (see Riviera).
Thus the high plateaus include: - (a) The South African plateau as far as about 12Ã‚° S., bounded east, west and south by bands of high ground which fall steeply to the coasts.
The Gardens The steeply wooded ravine garden falls 200 feet to the Helford River.
Turning right, you climb steeply up the scarp slope, passing through a ribbon of woodland en route.
Then followed a steeply sided scree path with beautiful views.
The ridge dropped away steeply on either side to vertical walls of rock which in turn went down to big scree gullies.
The forward end of the vessel lies down a steeply shelving slope with her bow resting at 46 meters.
The first meadow leads steeply down to a vale of wet grassland.
The Coast Path enters the village via a steep zigzag through someone 's garden, dropping steeply to the harbor.
While most brick and mortar stores have solid return policies, many online stores that offer steeply discounted televisions will not accept returns on them.
You may be surprised to find that European eyeglasses aren't as steeply priced as you feared.
Many homeowners needing to refinance to avoid steeply increasing mortgage payments discovered that their homes no longer appraised high enough to qualify for a refinance.
Homeowners with ARM loans that adjust when rates are high can find themselves stuck with steeply increasing monthly payments that they may be unable to afford.
If you'd like to pay a little less and don't mind discontinued patterns, then you can find luggage from Vera Bradley at steeply discounted prices on sites such as Ebay or Discount Fabric Handbags.com.
Decorations, accessories, and novelty items are often steeply discounted immediately after the holiday.
To make space for the latest models, older computers with fewer upgrades can be steeply discounted.
The watches in this line are priced quite a bit more steeply because of the gems used in production.
The western escarpment of the plateau rises steeply from the Red Sea littoral to a height of from 4000 to 8000 ft., leaving a narrow belt of lowland rarely exceeding 30 m.
On the west they rise somewhat steeply, exposing high cliffs of white limestone, which perhaps gave Palgrave the impression that the range is of greater absolute height than is actually the case.
The Trans-Alai is a true border range, the ascent to it from the Pamir plateau (13,000 ft.) on the south-east being gentle and relatively short, while both it and the Alai tower up steeply to a height of 11,000-14,000 ft.
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