escarpment


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escarpment

A long, steep face of rock or dirt.

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The escarpment is spectacular in its own right and the Tanumah Valley home to a lush green environment and frequent springs that provide irrigation for the small farms and homesteads that dot the valley.
The subject of the contract is: 1) performing the appropriate works as part of the task: stabilization of the escarpment along poviat road no.
Masiaya said, 'Considering the topography of Nguruman escarpment and deep gorges that source tributaries of the Ewuaso-Ng'iro River, flash flooding became uncontrollable due to high velocity owing to the slope.'
Edisbury chose the dramatic site on an escarpment above the winding River Clywedog a mile south of Wrexham to build Erddig.
Venture further west and the Western Desert escarpment meets the coast beyond Sidi Barani and toward Salloum.
Brigadier Dr Mohammad Saeed Al Humaidi, Director General of the Central operations at RAK Police, said the central operations room received a call on Wednesday at around 1.40pm alerting them about car that overturned and fell into escarpment.
A new 8,240-square-foot facility opened at Thacher State Park in May, providing a central place for visitors to discover all the park on Albany County's Helderberg Escarpment has to offer.
His infantry division is ordered to regain control of a steep escarpment called Hacksaw Ridge, to stop the Japanese army in its tracks.
From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, the Japanese employed tactics that took advantage of the terrain; especially reverse slopes and escarpments. It was on one such escarpment--the Maeda Escarpment, a 400-foot high, jagged coral ridge--where Doss would write his name in the history books.
A year ago, University of Cambridge archaeologists had a eureka moment in the middle of the Sahara, realizing that parts of a vast 3 5 O-km escarpment were an artifact of a prehistoric industry: ancient hominins creating tremendous amounts of stone tools and piling up discarded ones.
Dinbren Hall in Llangollen was built in 1779 and sits among rolling hills with views to Castell Dinas Bran and the Eglwyseg limestone escarpment.