escarpment


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escarpment

A long, steep face of rock or dirt.

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Below the escarpment on the coastal plain, conditions are more conventional with strong southerly winds south of Swakopmund and fresh northerly winds along the northern half of the coast line.
As in the walls of the Grand Canyon, sedimentary rock layers exposed on the face of the Campeche Escarpment provide a sequential record of the events that have occurred over millions of years.
Larry crafts three 'series' of wines at Escarpment.
British Indian Department Captain Chief John Norton along with Chief John Brant and First Nations warriors skirmished with American military units west of the American positions on top of the Niagara Escarpment.
The baboons' pulling power as an attraction is evidenced that a special pull-in area was built for tourists during the recent refurbishment of the escarpment road.
From Pen y Fan continue along the escarpment edge to Cribyn the next summit on the round.
Erbistock's Conservation area is centred on the area around St Hilary's Church, whose origins may stretch as far back as the 6th Century, on the bank of the River Dee at the foot of a 45 metre high escarpment, with a background of mature trees.
Its basin and many tributaries form a unique 120 kilometer long ecological region that descends from the Tuwaiq Escarpment in the northwest to open desert southeast of Riyadh.
Since the end of the last ice age, returning travellers have taken in the breathtaking view from the brow of an escarpment we now know as Lepton Edge.
Preah Vihear, or Khao Phra Viharn as it is known in Thailand, sits on an escarpment that forms the natural border between the two countries and has been a source of tension for generations.
The exhibits illustrated the geology of Ontario, highlighting such notable geological features as the Pleistocene of the Don Valley Brickyard, the stratigraphic succession along the Niagara Escarpment, and a number of famous mining camps.
At that time the most prominent feature was the fortified castle which rises up from the centre of the town on a rocky escarpment.