Precipitous+bank

  • 1 precipitous — precipitate, precipitous 1. The two words overlap in meaning and were used interchangeably from the 17c to the 19c. Precipitous has a physical meaning ‘sheer like a precipice’: • There was a precipitous wooden stair to the ground floor A. Craig,… …

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  • 2 Ayr —    AYR, a sea port, burgh, and market town, in the district of Kyle, county of Ayr, of which it is the capital, 77 miles (S. W. by W.) from Edinburgh, and 34 (S. S. W.) from Glasgow; containing 8264 inhabitants. This place derives its name from… …

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  • 3 Fortingal —    FORTINGAL, a parish, in the county of Perth, 8½ miles (W. S. W.) from Aberfeldy; containing, with part of the late quoad sacra districts of Foss, Glenlyon, and Rannoch, 2740 inhabitants. This place, of which the name is of very doubtful origin …

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  • 4 bluff — I. a. 1. Broad and full, hearty and open. (Said of the countenance.) 2. Rough and hearty, blunt and frank, roughly good natured. 3. Steep, abrupt, precipitous, like a bluff. II. n. Precipitous bank (especially on the margin of a river or the sea) …

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  • 5 East Bridgford — is a village and a civil parish in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, east of the city of Nottingham. It has a population of about 1,800. [ [http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=8883 Parish Councils: names and addresses Rushcliffe… …

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  • 6 Banff —    BANFF, a sea port, burgh, market town, and parish, in the county of Banff, of which it is the chief town, 165 miles (N. by E.) from Edinburgh, on the road from Aberdeen to Inverness; containing 3958 inhabitants. This place, called in ancient… …

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  • 7 Scaur — Scaur, n. A precipitous bank or rock; a scar. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Mochrum —    MOCHRUM, a parish, in the county of Wigton; containing, with the villages of Eldrig, Kirk of Mochrum, and Port William, 2539 inhabitants, of whom 187 are in the village of Kirk of Mochrum, 7½ miles (S. W.) from Wigton. This place, of which the …

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  • 9 scar — I. n. 1. Cicatrix, cicatrice, seam. 2. Hurt, wound. 3. Blemish, mark, injury, disfigurement, flaw, defect. 4. Cliff, precipitous bank, detached rock. II. v. a. Wound, hurt, mark …

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  • 10 china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 11 China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 12 Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …

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  • 13 international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 14 cañada — /keuhn yah deuh, yad euh/, n. Chiefly Western U.S. 1. a dry riverbed. 2. a small, deep canyon. [1840 50; < Sp, equiv. to cañ(a) CANE + ada n. suffix] * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural resources …

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  • 15 Canada — /kan euh deuh/, n. a nation in N North America: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 29,123,194; 3,690,410 sq. mi. (9,558,160 sq. km). Cap.: Ottawa. * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural… …

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  • 16 Madagascar — Madagascan, n., adj. /mad euh gas keuhr/, n. an island republic in the Indian Ocean, about 240 mi. (385 km) off the SE coast of Africa: formerly a French colony; gained independence 1960. 14,061,627; 227,800 sq. mi. (590,000 sq. km). Cap.:… …

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  • 17 Wissahickon Creek — Geobox River name = Wissahickon Creekcite web | url=Gnis3|1191626 | title=Wissahickon Creek | work=Geographic Names Information System | publisher=United States Geological Survey | accessdate=2008 08 16 ] native name = other name = other name1 =… …

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  • 18 New Zealand — New Zealander. /zee leuhnd/ a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 3,587,275; 103,416 sq. mi. (267,845 sq. km). Cap.: Wellington …

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  • 19 Edinburgh —    EDINBURGH, a city, the seat of a university, and the metropolis of the kingdom of Scotland, situated in longitude 3° 10 30 (W.), and latitude 55° 57 29 (N.), about a mile (S. by W.) from Leith, 40 miles (S.S.W.) from Dundee, 42 (E. by N.) from …

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  • 20 Lanark —    LANARK, a burgh, market town, and parish, in the Upper ward of the county of Lanark; containing, with the villages of Cartland and New Lanark. 7679 inhabitants, of whom 4831 are within the burgh, 25 miles (S. E.) from Glasgow, and 32 (S. W. by …

    A Topographical dictionary of Scotland