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escarpment

A long, steep face of rock or dirt.

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Moving into action, the men of Company B, 307th Infantry, cleared the base of the escarpment with flame throwers, grenades, and small-arms fire.
From the rugged sandstone escarpment of the Kimba Plateau through to the wetland and river systems that flow west into the Gulf of Carpentaria, Olkola country is a diverse range of ecosystems and landforms.
It is only a short easy walk from Corn Du and provides an excellent viewpoint east along the escarpment. Easy access from the Storey Arms makes it a popular excursion and unless the weather is bad you can not expect to have the summit to yourself.
The Baltic Klint, formed of Cambrian and Ordovician rocks on the boundary of the Fennoscandian Shield and the Russian Platform, is not only a steep escarpment but is often identified as a system of terraces separated by escarpments (Tammekann 1940; Suuroja 2003, 2005).
In the Niagara Escarpment region close to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Canada's major metropolitan area, the struggle between the aggregate industry and exurban communities' physical presence and amenity aspirations is especially intense.
Surveyed streambanks were typical of the massive escarpments along the watercourse and appeared to be actively eroding.
Not just in terms of the physical magnitude of the bores, with the Endrick Escarpment and Cataract Rivers to contend with, but with the environmental considerations involved in conducting drilling operations in national parks, state recreational and catchment areas.
A series of isolated conifer woodlands occupy an escarpment on the western Great Plains that stretches from Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, to Pawnee Buttes, Colorado.
Most of the ski hills in the province are on ridges or escarpments, he notes.
The downpour destroyed the Yokot water pan in Keiyo North, occasioning a water run-off that swept through villages in Kessup area on the Kerio escarpments.
- Accommodation final ecological criteria - nature of the escarpments of the line Alptransit with the planting of shrubs and bushy species (with its initial cure) and the maintenance of green areas.
In the background, three--no, four; no five!--rivulets switch back through rocky escarpments to collide in a foaming pool behind her.