Terraces sentence example

terraces
  • The terraces may thus be regarded as flat and extended anticlines.
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  • They consist of chambers of various sizes, some of which were evidently human habitations, together with cisterns, channels, seats, steps, terraces and quadrangular tombs, all cut in the rock.
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  • Numerous raised beaches and terraces, containing shells of marine mollusca, &c., occur along the whole coast of Greenland, and indicate that the whole of this large island has been raised, or the sea has sunk, in post-glacial times, after the inland ice covered its now icebare outskirts.
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  • To the north of these mountains, stretching towards the Danube, is the Alpine foothill region, composed partly of terraces and partly of swelling undulations, of which the most important is the Hausruckwald.
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  • In the plateau there are in reality two terraces - a higher and a lower, both very well defined in Transbaikalia and in Mongolia.
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  • The Shilka and the Argun, which form it, flow first towards the north-east along the windings of the lower terrace of the great plateau; from this the Amur descends, cutting through the Great Khingan and flowing down the terraces of the eastern versant towards the Pacific. A noteworthy feature of the principal Siberian rivers is that each is formed by the confluence of a pair of rivers.
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  • The geological sequence of events appears to have been the following: - After the deposition of the Eocene (or Oligocene) limestone - which reposes upon a floor of basalts and trachytes - basalts and basic tuffs were ejected, over which, during a period of very slow depression, orbitoidal limestones of Miocene age - which seem to make up the great mass of the island - were deposited; then elapsed a long period of rest, during which the atoll condition existed and the guano deposit was formed; from then down to the present time there has succeeded a series of sea-level subsidences, resulting in the formation of the terraces and the accummulation of the detritus now seen on the first inland cliff, the old submarine slope of the island.
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  • North of Cape Frio the Coast Range is much broken and less elevated, while the Serra do Espinhaco takes a more inland course and is separated from the coast by great gently-sloping, semi-barren terraces.
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  • Although the division of the country into terraces separated by ranges of hills is clearly marked in various districts, as for instance between Durban and Colenso, the province is traversed by many secondary chains, as well as by spurs of the Drakensberg.
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  • It is one of the transverse chains connecting the eastern coast range with the higher terraces and goes under a variety of names, such as Elands Berg and Ingome Mountains.
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  • Geographically, Mongolia may thus be said to occupy both terraces of the great plateau of east Asia, which stretches in the south of Siberia, between the Sailughem range of the Great Altai and the Great Khingan - with the exception of the Dzungarian depression.
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  • At Pirna the Elbe leaves behind it the stress and turmoil of the Saxon Switzerland, rolls through Dresden, with its noble river terraces, and finally, beyond Meissen, enters on its long journey across the North German plain, touching Torgau, Wittenberg, Magdeburg, Wittenberge, Hamburg, Harburg and Altona on the way, and gathering into itself the waters of the Mulde and Saale from the left, and those of the Schwarze Elster, Havel and Elde from the right.
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  • In the flatter parts of the valley occur large beds of loam and rubble, sometimes in terraces parallel with, but several hundred feet above, the river, proving by their disposition and appearance that the valley has been formed by the action of water.
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  • North London is as a whole residential: Hackney, Islington and St Pancras consist mainly of dwellings of artisans and the middle classes; while in Hampstead, St Marylebone and Paddington are many terraces and squares of handsome houses.
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  • The southern highway enters Hammersmith, crosses the centre of Kensington as Kensington Road and High Street, borders Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park as Kensington Gore and Knightsbridge, with terraces of fine residences, and merges into Piccadilly.
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  • Near the centre is its apex, Mount Hillaby (110o ft.), from which the land falls on all sides in a series of terraces to the sea.
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  • Iforsford thought were the remains of a Norse settlement in the 11th century, and which include a semicircular amphitheatre of six tiers or terraces which he thought was an assembly place, and a portion of a stone wall or dam.
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  • This tells a story of depopulation under Spanish rule, to which the abandoned terraces (andenes) on the mountain sides, once highly cultivated, bear testimony.
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  • Trieste is situated at the northeast angle of the Adriatic Sea, on the Gulf of Trieste, and is picturesquely built on terraces at the foot of the Karst hills.
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  • It is composed of several groups, which are intersected by the valleys of numerous rivers, and which descend in sloping terraces towards the Danube and the Hungarian plain.
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  • Like the ancient city, it spreads out over two terraces, one about ioo ft.
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  • The Bhutias lay out their fields in a series of terraces cut out of the sides of the hills; each terrace is riveted and supported by stone embankments, sometimes 20 ft.
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  • The fields are small and composed of terraces by which the soil has been walled up along the contours of the hills, with enormous labour, to save it from being washed away.
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  • The belfry tower of five storeys with three terraces, surmounted by a golden figure, is a striking feature.
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  • Walls for buildings, garden terraces and aqueducts were straight or sloping.
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  • The most uncommon natural feature of the district, the Pink and White Terraces, was blown up in the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886, when for great distances the country was buried beneath mud and dust, and a chasm 9 m.
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  • In some of the larger valleys there are glacial terraces.
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  • When they are near the surface, and their dip corresponds with the slope of the ground, they are in the most favourable position, and are worked in terraces or galleries formed along the strike of the beds and having a height of about 50 ft.
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  • These rivers, lined in most instances with terraces 30 to 40 ft.
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  • On the East Shore to the north is a marly loam overlying a yellowish-red clay sub-soil, to the south is a soil quite stiff with light coloured clay, while here and there, especially in the middle and south, are considerable areas both of light sandy soils and tidal marsh loams. On the West Shore the soils range from a light sandy loam in the lower levels south from Baltimore to rather heavy loarns overlying a yellowish clay on the rolling uplands and on the terraces along the Potomac and Patuxent.
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  • Ghardaia, which is divided by walls into three quarters, is built of limestone and the houses are in terraces one above the other.
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  • The modern town is in part built upon the terraces of a large temple of Hercules Victor, the chief deity of Tibur, of which some remains exist: many small votive objects in terra-cotta were found in the gorge of the Anio below the town on the north-west in 1898.
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  • The slopes are precipitous on the east coast, but on the west they break down in hills and terraces to the Pacific. This range may be considered a southward continuation of the Californian Sierra Nevada.
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  • Southward the slope is broken into small basins and terraces by transverse ranges, and is comparatively abrupt.
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  • Southward the plateau is traversed by many low ranges and breaks down in terraces, forming one of the most fertile and attractive parts of the republic. Close to the capital are the Sierra de Ajusco, whose highest point is 13,078 ft.
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  • On the lower terraces of Michoacan are Patzcuaro and Cuitzeo lakes, and elsewhere among the sierras are numerous other small bodies of water.
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  • The southern terraces of the plateau have no high mountain barriers between them and the moist winds of the Caribbean, and they too receive an abundant rainfall in the wet season, especially during the prevalence of heavy " northers " on the Gulf coast.
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  • They were agriculturists, lived in large, wellbuilt towns, cultivated the mountain sides by means of terraces, and had developed what must have been an efficient form of government.
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  • The accounts of the palaces of the native kings must be taken with some reserve, from the tendency to use descriptive terms not actually untrue, but which convey erroneous ideas taken from European architecture; thus what are called columns of porphyry and jasper supporting marble balconies might perhaps be better described as piers carrying slabs, while the apartments and terraces must have been more remarkable for number and extent than architectural grandeur, being but low one-storied buildings.
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  • Not less remarkable was the palace of Tezcuco, surrounded with its groves and pleasure-gardens; and, though now hardly anything remains of the buildings above ground, the neighbouring hill of Tezcotzinco still has its stone steps and terraces; and the immense embankment carrying the aqueduct-channel of hewn stone which supplied water to basins cut in the solid rock still remains to prove that the chroniclers' descriptions, if highly coloured, were at any rate genuine.
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  • They were pyramids on a square or oblong base, rising in successive terraces to a small summit-platform.
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  • Later when the ice retreated farther and the unloaded streams returned to their earlier degrading habit, they more or less completely scoured out the valley deposits, the remains of which are now seen in terraces on either side of the present flood plains.
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  • Old alluvial deposits are left high above the existing level of many rivers, in the form of "terraces" of gravel and loam, the streams to which these owe their existence having modified their courses and cut deeper channels; such are the alluvial gravels and brick-earths upon which much of "greater London" is built.
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  • Farther E., close to the village of Walkerburn, are Purvis Hill terraces, a remarkable series of earthen banks, from So ft.
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  • From the Julian Alps, which traverse the province in the north, the country descends in successive terraces towards the sea, and may roughly be divided into the upper highlands, the lower highlands, the hilly district and the lowlands.
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  • Agriculture, and specially viticulture, is the principal occupation of the population, and the vine is here planted not only in regular vineyards, but is introduced in long lines through the ordinary fields and carried up the hills in terraces locally called ronchi.
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  • The eastern and southern parts, however, belong to the lower terraces of the great Brazilian plateau, broken by eroded river-courses between which are high open plains.
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  • They are detached houses, standing each in its own garden, and not forming terraces or rows.
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  • There are long streets and terraces of fine houses belonging to the merchants and manufacturers of the city which amply testify to its prosperity, and recall the 16th century distich that Antwerp was noted for its moneyed men ("Antwerpia nummis").
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  • In the south and west the surface gradually slopes down in undulating terraces towards the Adriatic. The Quieto in the west and the Arsa in the east, neither navigable, are the principal streams. The climate of Istria, although it varies with the varieties of surface, is on the whole warm and dry.
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  • Their deposits have built across a small valley or ravine a series of broad, flat, concentric terraces beautiful in form and 300 ft.
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  • The water which trickles over the rims of the pools and basins on the upper terraces is a transparent blue, while the formation itself contains a network of fibrous algae which gives it a wonderful variety of colours.
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  • Rising in terraces from Rock Creek is Oak Hill Cemetery, a beautiful burying-ground containing the graves of John Howard Payne,.
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  • The modern town of Palestrina, a collection of narrow and filthy alleys, stands on the terraces once occupied by the temple of Fortune.
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  • The diamond is found under three conditions: (1) in the gravels of the present rivers, embedded in a ferruginous claycemented conglomerate known as cascalho; (2) in terraces (gupiarras) in a similar conglomerate occupying higher levels in the present valleys; (3) in plateau deposits in a coarse surface conglomerate known as gurgulho, the diamond and other heavy minerals being embedded in the red clay which cements the larger blocks.
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  • Since the heavy minerals of the cascalho in the river beds are more worn than those of the terraces, it is highly probable that they have been derived by the cutting down of the older river gravels represented by the terraces; and since in both deposits the heavy minerals are more abundant near the heads of the valleys in the plateau, it is also highly probable that both have really been derived from the plateau deposit.
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  • In the latter, especially at Sao Joao da Chapada, the minerals accompanying the diamond are scarcely worn at all; in the terraces and the river beds they are more worn and more abundant; the terraces, therefore, are to be regarded as a first concentration of the plateau material by the old rivers; and the cascalho as a second concentration by the modern rivers.
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  • The terraces can be worked at all seasons, and the material is partly washed out by leading streams on to it.
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  • But in the " Drift " maps many other types of deposit are indicated, such, for instance, as the ordinary modern alluvium of rivers, and the older river terraces (River-drift of various ages), including gravels, brickearth and loam; old raised sea beaches and blown-sand (Aeolian-drift); the " Head " of Cornwall and Devon, an angular detritus consisting of stones with clay or loam; clay-with-flints, rainwash (landwash), scree and talus; the " Warp," a marine and estuarine silt and clay of the Humber; and also beds of peat and diatomite.
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  • Behind it rise the terraces of a more modern town, commanding a fine view across the Channel.
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  • Chestnuts and walnuts Hamburg appear on the terraces of the Imperial Territory Alsace-Lorraine .
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  • Lying in a basin sloping in a series of terraces from an altitude of 65 ft.
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  • Formed mostly of horizontal strata of varying hardness, they present a series of terraces of minor plateaus, rising one above the other, and intersected by small ravines worn by the occasional rainstorms which burst in their neighborhood.
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  • Marine Pliocene strata occur to the south of the pyramids of Giza and in the Fayum province, where, in addition, some gravel terraces, at a height of 500 ft.
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  • It stands on three successive terraces, rising to the base of the high limestone cliffs behind it.
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  • Both sides of the valley are planted in terraces with olives, vines and other fruit trees.
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  • The town is largely modern; for over one thousand of its picturesque old Moorish houses, which formerly rose in terraces up the mountain side, were destroyed, together with five churches, the hospital, the theatre, the prison, and Boo of the inhabitants, in an earthquake which took place in 1884.
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  • These alluvial terraces form a strip of low fertile land between the edge of the sea and the rising ground of the interior, and among the western fjords sometimes supply the only arable soil in their neighbourhood, their flat green surfaces presenting a strong contrast to the brown and barren moors that rise from them.
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  • These rocks form a prominent feature underneath the basalt terraces of the east side of Skye, Raasay and Eigg.
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  • It is surrounded by a magnificent garden, which descends in steep terraces to the Danube, and which offers a splendid view of the town lying on the opposite bank.
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  • It descends to the level of the Ghor by terraces, deeply cut through by profound ravines such as the Wadi es-Suweinit, Wadi Kelt, Wadi ed-Dabr, Wadi en-Nar (Kedron) and Wadi el `Areijeh.
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  • They would have found on the island, which is probably referred to under the name "Terraces of Incense" (from its step-like contours), the precious "auta trees" - whose divine dew, for use in the service of their gods, was their special quest - in greater abundance and in a larger number of species than any other country.
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  • The site on which it is built forms a succession of terraces receding farther and farther from the river.
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  • Agriculture, which is carried on even in the mountain districts by means of laboriously constructed terraces, is antiquated in its methods.
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  • The great boulder bed terraces in some of the valleys of the northern slopes of the Ferozkhoi plateau are probably of glacial origin.
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  • The approach to the great central plateau of Africa is marked by a series of irregular terraces.
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  • To the west and north the plateau sinks in terraces to the plains of the Sudan, and eastward falls more abruptly to the Red Sea, the coast plain, known as the Samhar, consisting of sandy country covered with mimosa and, along the khors, with a somewhat richer vegetation.
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  • Among the wildest of them head-hunting is still a common practice; but the majority are industrious farmers laying out their fields on artificial terraces and constructing irrigation canals with remarkable skill.
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  • Towers also surmount the angles of the terraces of the two upper stages.
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  • All these lakes, and the other mountain lakes before referred to, show by the terraces about them that the water stood during the glacial period much higher than it does now.
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  • South Adelaide is bounded by four broad terraces facing north, south, east and west.
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  • Only one ancient feature is rapidly disappearing - owing to the exigencies of street traffic - the stone terraces close to the entrance doors and abutting on the street.
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  • The north and south streets cross these at right angles, and the blocks thus formed are like great terraces.
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  • Practically all the best vineyards (which are grown on flat terraces on the slopes, and not on the slopes themselves) face south-west and so get the full benefit of the sun's rays.
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  • The vineyards are, in fact, situated on artificially made terraces, supported by wallsi on the mountain sides.
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  • The town is built on a succession of terraces sloping towards the sea, and from its sheltered situation, equable temperature, and comparatively dry atmosphere is regarded as one of the best resorts in England for consumptive invalids.
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  • It contains hotels, a ball-room, a bank, a library and other establishments, and the surrounding open grounds are laid out in terraces and gardens.
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  • Its surface is a succession of great terraces, facing north and north-east, formed by the denudation of the ancient sandstone plateau which once covered this part of the continent; the terraces are seamed by watercourses, and their valleys are broken by hills and ranges of highlands.
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  • The inhabitants of Cephalonia have all along been extremely active; and no slight amount of toil has been expended in the construction of terraces on the steep sides of the hills.
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  • All the main thoroughfares are spacious, and in two or three instances even imposing, but most of the residential part consists of monotonous stuccoed terraces.
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  • On a large platform rose seven solid terraces, each smaller than the one below it, the lowest being 272 ft.
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  • Each of these terraces was faced with, bricks of I a different colour.
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  • Since the French conquest in 1895 good roads have been constructed throughout the city, broad flights of steps connect places too steep for the formation of carriage roads, and the central space, called Andohalo, has become a handsome place, with walks and terraces, flower-beds and trees.
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  • Behind the lower town streets rise in terraces to "The Hill," a residential district.
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  • Along the river-front are many substantial houses furnished with terraces, and with steps leading to the water.
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  • Welldefined wave-cut cliffs and terraces show two distinct shore-lines of this early lake, one.
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  • The new town lies on the left bank, while the old town rises on the right in terraces.
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  • On its northern face also the plateau falls in terraces to the level of the eastern Sudan.
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  • The hillsides are laid out in terraces and carefully irrigated in the dry season, the channels being of ten two miles or more long.
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  • In the southern part of the state the high plateaus are terminated by a series of giant terraces which descend to the general level of the Grand Canyon Platform in northern Arizona.
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  • The terraces represent the out-cropping edges of hard sandstone layers included in the series of plateau sediments, and are named according to the colour of the rock exposed in the south-facing escarpments, the Pink Cliffs (highest), White Cliffs and Vermilion Cliffs.
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  • The limestone hills which surround the town rise by successive steps or terraces, and contain numerous caves.
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  • These plains slope gently toward the east, those of the Amazon basin apparently lying in great terraces whose escarpments have the character of low, detached ranges of hills forming successive rims to the great basin which they partly enclose.
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  • These mountains are the supporting walls of successive terraces.
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  • From the Olifants river on the west to the Kei river on the east the series of parallel ranges, which are the walls of the terraces between the inner tableland and the sea, are clearly traceable.
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  • As is usually the case with the trap formation, they descend to the plains in terraces with abrupt fronts.
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  • The loess stretches out over terraces at some distance from the mountains.
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  • 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.
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  • In fact the undulating fertile terraces of Upper and Lower Swabia may be taken as the characteristic parts of this agricultural country.
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  • Between the Alb and the Black Forest in the north-west are the fertile terraces of Lower Swabia, continued on the north-east by those of Franconia About 70% of Wurttemberg belongs to the basin of the Rhine, and about 30% to that of the Danube.
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  • There are found strikingly developed marine terraces of gravel, shore lines and surf beaches marked on the solid rock.
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  • It consists chiefly of terraces rising one above another with wide streets and handsome houses.
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  • In the cultivation of rice they show very great ingenuity, the ketsa grounds, where the rice is sown before transplanting, being formed either on the margins of the streams or in the hollows of the hills in a series of terraces, to which water is often conducted from a considerable distance.
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  • The surface gradually sinks down by undulating terraces to the valleys of the Vistula and Dniester.
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  • Elsewhere the coast lowlands merely form the lowest steps of the system of terraces which constitutes the ascent to the inner plateaus.
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  • The city is built partly on terraces rising 200 ft.
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  • On the north-east and east, where the edge of the table-land sweeps round in a wide curve, the surface sinks in broad terraces to the valley of the Ebro and the Bay of Valencia, and is crowned by more or less isolated mountains, some of which have been already mentioned.
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  • The hottest part of the region is not the most southerly district but the bright-colored steppes of the coast of Granada, and the plains and hill terraces of the south-east coast from Almeria to Alicante, Snow and frost are here hardly known.
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  • On the north it descends abruptly to the Black Sea; on the south it breaks down in rugged terraces to the lowlands of Mesopotamia; and on the east and west it sinks more gradually to the lower plateaus of Persia and Asia Minor.
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  • Along the eastern shore the low land extends to Kamarangu, a point about midway between the south and north ends of the lake, a considerable stretch of ground intervening between the wall of the rift-valley and the water, two terraces being clearly defined.
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  • The buildings stand upon raised terraces, or upon truncated pyramids, approached by broad stairways, usually of cut stone.
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  • The small river Avon winds through the city, pleasantly bordered by terraces and gardens.
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  • All villas offer spacious living accommodation, with French windows leading to outside terraces.
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  • An inner stone archway leads into the dining room with twin doors opening to the poolside terraces.
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  • Your house will look more beautiful if your windows are well decorated, while your balconies and terraces will be well covered by awnings.
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  • Or simply bask in the glorious views from the individual terraces that adorn every guest room.
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  • Visitors can view the apartments, halls and terraces of the harem, and see the lavish royal bedchamber and Imperial Hall.
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  • Guests at the suites also receive a complimentary continental breakfast, and selected suites have terraces.
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  • The hotel is set above the pebbly coves of the coast amid pleasant terraces and gardens planted with bougainvillea.
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  • These terraces were built for the workers at the adjacent Mold Junction motive power depot, closed in 1966.
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  • Amenities/Facilities provided hob oven fridge/freezer microwave dishwasher washing machine iron/ironing board tv room fans barbecue shared pool Outside The apartment has 3 terraces.
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  • Roared on from the terraces, the Swedish duo went on to make a perfect carbon copy of the opening race 'fiver ' .
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  • During the summer months, dinner is served on one of the terraces overlooking the ever-changing panorama.
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  • They provide draft power to cultivate the narrow and often precipitous rice terraces.
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  • His personal esthetic, in short, is emphatically not redolent of the football terraces.
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  • The 13th century fortified residence of Aberdour has a delightful walled garden and terraces with beehive-shaped doocot.
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  • Landscaped terraces will reduce the rainwater runoff from the rooftop.
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  • From Victorian terraces to well-proportioned 1930's semis, and from medieval cottages to country mansions, all houses have a story to tell.
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  • Large Victorian mansions frame Beddington Park, while the rest of the town offers mid-war semis and terraces in neat tree lined toads.
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  • These models have two large terraces, and the top ones have their own private solarium.
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  • They feature two terraces, a rooftop solarium & off street parking.
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  • Location It has ground and first floor terraces and panoramic views from the second floor solarium.
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  • Accommodation in self cat ering studio apartments, all with terraces and fabulous views of the mountains.
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  • Day 10: optional return visit to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise over the terraces.
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  • Bath Standing on the slopes of the River Avon, the honey-coloured Georgian terraces have enchanted visitors and residents alike for centuries.
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  • Childrens play area, tennis courts, & 2 large swimming pools with ample sunbathing terraces.
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  • The spectators were seated in its terraces; women and plebeians (plebs) were confined to the topmost tier of seats.
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  • Of the three conservation measures tested, bench terraces are the most effective in erosion control, followed by ridge tillage and grass strips.
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  • They include fantastic rock formations, karst cliffs and caves and terraces of calcareous tufa.
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  • Roads follow terraces on outer edge of valley floor or on lower valley floor or on lower valley slopes.
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  • Roads follow terraces on outer edge of valley floor or on lower valley slopes.
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  • Crops are grown on terraces, and together with mineral wealth, have made the region the veritable heart of the country.
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  • Sitting sipping wine on sunlit terraces overlooking field upon field of endless vineyards.
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  • In the Julianehaab district, between 60° and 61° N., the highest marine terraces are found at about 160 ft.
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  • It is planted in terraces on the mountain slopes; shady trees, such as tamarind and fig, are planted in the border as a protection from the sun, and the terraces are irrigated by channels led from a neighbouring rivulet or spring.
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  • Terraces and buttresses extend and ramify in all directions from the central crater, so that the giant volcano and its surrounding heights form a mountain country (notable for its innumerable cascades and dense forests) the size of Montenegro.
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  • Even where the loess stretches out over terraces at some distance from the mountains, as in the south-east of the Transcaspian region, it can be cultivated only when irrigated.
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  • The arable land, being limited to the irrigated terraces of loess, occupies little more than 2% of the whole area of West Turkestan.
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  • There are lovely terraces around the property and a solarium with great views.
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  • The alpine heaths are developed on an impressive series of solifluction terraces.
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  • Stone walls and treated timber log retainers were constructed throughout the garden, to create terraces and subdivide the space.
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  • The hotel comprises a lovely swimming pool with children 's pool and sun terraces from which to relax and enjoy the pleasant surroundings.
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  • The first floor is laid out as hall, two bedrooms with built in wardrobes, bathroom, and two uncovered terraces.
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  • From these terraces are truly fantastic views across the verdant valley to the distant Pine Clad mountains.
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  • Trees also hold agricultural terraces in place on steep slopes, provide windbreaks for crops and maintain sand dunes.
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  • Mallorca C'an Picafort, North Mallorca: Converted windmill with terraces and pool in rural location suits family groups with separate living accommodation.
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  • Built on a series of terraces beneath St. Boniface Down the town 's roads zigzag down to the sea past the beautifully planted cascades.
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  • The hotel provides maps for walking, fishing tackle, zodiac boats, sauna, terraces for sunning.
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  • By 1947, Hearst and Morgan had completed a 165-room estate with over 100 acres of gardens, pools, terraces, and pathways.
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  • A combination of indoor event spaces of various sizes and outdoor terraces with incredible views of the Bay makes the Hotel Vitale San Francisco an excellent choice for weddings, conferences, parties and receptions.
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  • The Grandview is a three-story, open-faced house that includes an attic, two terraces and 20 pieces of furniture.
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  • To mitigate a steep ascent, a central carriage-way, 200 yds, long, is cut along the main street to a depth of 15 ft., the opposite terraces being connected by a bridge.
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  • Marble terraces and balustrades surround the tank, and a marble causeway leads across the water to the temple, whose gilded walls, roof, dome and cupolas, with vivid touches of red curtains, are reflected in the still water.
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  • It stands up from the ocean depths in three fairly well-marked terraces.
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  • It is built on a series of terraces, mostly on the west bank of the river, which is spanned here by a bridge 1100 ft.
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  • Seen from a distance it appears like a succession of dazzling white terraces rising from the water's edge.
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  • The district is by no means devoid of fertility, the steep slopes facing the south enjoying so fine a climate as to render them very favorable for the growth of fruit trees, especially the olive, which is cultivated in terraces to a considerable height up the face of the mountains, while the openings of the valleys are generally occupied by towns or villages, some of which have become favorite winter resorts.
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  • It comprises a comparatively narrow coastal zone, a high inland plateau, and an intermediate zone formed by the terraces and slopes between the two.
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  • They cover an area of 10 acres, are laid out in terraces, and illustrate Italian, Dutch and French styles.
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  • The picturesque Bureya Mountains above the Amur, the forest-clad Sikhota-alin on the Pacific, and the volcanic chains of Kamchatka belong, however, to quite another orographical construction, being the border-ridges of the terraces by which the great plateau formation descends to the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
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  • Of the more conventional side of Late Minoan life a graphic illustration is supplied by the remains of miniature wall paintings found in the palace of Cnossus, showing groups of court ladies in curiously modern costumes, seated on the terraces and balustrades of a sanctuary.
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  • Its territory is divided into two nearly equal parts by the eastern branch of the Sierra Madre Occidental, the northern part belonging to the great central plateau region, and the southern to an extremely broken region formed by the diverging branches of the Sierra Madre, with their wooded terraces and slopes and highly fertile valleys.
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  • The village is best known as a summer resort; it is built on bluffs and on a series of terraces rising from Round and Pine lakes and affording extensive views; and there are a number of attractive summer residences.
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  • They are marked by distinct terraces.
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  • In the Julianehaab district, between 60° and 61° N., the highest marine terraces are found at about 160 ft.
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  • The shore consists of a central plateau descending to the water in three terraces, each with its "tread" and "rise."
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  • Here the larger houses had platforms in front of them forming terraces at different levels descending towards the river.
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  • A rocky limestone plateau, rising in the east to a height of 675 ft., occupies the centre of the island, and from it the land descends in a series of well-wooded terraces to the sea.
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  • The succession of ranges which follow one another from the deserts of Takla-makan and Gobi up to the plateau proper of Tibet rise in steps or terraces, each range being higher than the range to the north of it and lower than the range to the south of it.
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  • On the terraces the streets generally intersect at right angles, but on the hills their directions are irregular.
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  • These saline basins extend down to the lower terraces of Cordoba, Mendoza and La Pampa.
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  • The basal plain of these terraces is the bed of the ocean, which on the Pacific side has an average depth of 15,000 ft.
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