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Word: promontory

Definition: headland


Sentences Containing 'promontory'

A few years later (409 BCE) when the Carthaginian army under Hannibal Mago landed at the promontory of Lilybaeum, that general laid up his fleet for security in the gulf around Motya, while he advanced with his land forces along the coast to attack Selinus.
A large defended enclosure or Iron Age promontory hillfort was located at the Bulwarks at Porthkerry and there was evidence of the existence of an early Iron Age farmstead during construction of Barry College off Colcot Road.
A twin promontory to its immediate east branching from the southern origin of Mount York promontory is also an extension of the western escarpment.
Already, by the first of September, I had seen two or three small maples turned scarlet across the pond, beneath where the white stems of three aspens diverged, at the point of a promontory, next the water.
An older wooden church was probably here before the present stone one was built. A promontory fort was located at the northern end of the island, its presence still visible today in the form of a ditch.
Another historical site within the village is the Green Castle, which is located on a coastal promontory.
As a result of this attack a Mark II QF gun was erected on a promontory overlooking Village Bay, but it was never fired in anger.
Between the promontory of Lilybaeum (Capo Boéo) and that of Aegithallus (San Teodoro), the coast forms a deep bight, in front of which lies a long group of low rocky islets, called the Stagnone.
Both meet at the site of the observer's cabin on the south promontory below the upper cliffs; from there it is a short climb to the fire tower.
First, the actual residential village, located along the Balykchy-Cholpon-Ata-Karakol highway, as it cuts across the base of a Koshkol promontory jutting into Lake Issyk Kul; this section is within a couple kilometers away from the lake shore.
For they are only being driven from promontory to cape; and if one coast is no longer enlivened with their jets, then, be sure, some other and remoter strand has been very recently startled by the unfamiliar spectacle.
From some of these views of the coastal plain, the Strzelecki Ranges, and Wilsons Promontory can be combined with views of the turbines.
Girnigoe was an adapted 5 story L-plan crow-stepped gabled tower house, which sat upon a rocky promontory jutting out into Sinclair Bay.
Godrevy lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the South West Coast Path runs around the whole promontory.
In addition to maintaining the dam that creates the reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreational facilities at the lake, including Copperas Creek Park, Sowell Creek Park, Promontory Park, and High Point Park.
In Pliny the Elder (mid-1st century AD) we hear of the promontory near İn Tepe referred to as "Aeantion" meaning 'the place of Ajax' (from Ancient Greek ).
It contains unique semi-arid vegetation and sea turtle nesting beaches, and is located on a promontory bordering a marine park with coral reefs.
It culminates with the scene of driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869.
It is in fact a projection of the Blue Mountains plateau, creating a promontory of the western escarpment with a minor rise at its summit.
It is located north of Wilsons Promontory and 150 km SE of Melbourne.
It is the second largest of Tasmania’s Kent Group, lying in northern Bass Strait between the Furneaux Group and Wilsons Promontory in Victoria.
Knockdhu in County Antrim () is a Bronze Age promontory fort and settlement situated approximately one mile to the west of Cairncastle.
Lang Sound () is a sound wide at its narrowest point and long, lying between the group of islands that includes Broka Island and Havstein Island and Law Promontory.
Located within Wilson's Promontory National Park, it was the location of the original park entrance, ranger station and accommodation centre from 1909 until the Second World War.
Lockley Promontory and Mount York Promontory both jut northwest from the western escarpment, and begin at Mount Victoria, a small mountain village.
Moreover, if we follow for a few miles any line of rocky cliff, which is undergoing degradation, we find that it is only here and there, along a short length or round a promontory, that the cliffs are at the present time suffering.
Motya, however, was not destined to recover its former importance; for Himilcon, being apparently struck with the superior advantages of Lilybaeum, founded a new city on the promontory of that name, to which he transferred the few remaining inhabitants of Motya.
Next was Tashtego, an unmixed Indian from Gay Head, the most westerly promontory of Martha's Vineyard, where there still exists the last remnant of a village of red men, which has long supplied the neighboring island of Nantucket with many of her most daring harpooneers.
Núi Chúa National Parkis situated on a wide, mountainous promontory, which projects into the South China Sea between Cam Ranh and Phan Rang bays.
On a promontory roughly in elevation, it meets the Observer's Trail at the site where the cabin once stood.
On the Dieppe Maps, the great promontory of "JAVE LA GRANDE" (Greater Java) extends, like the "Regio Patalis," northward from the Austral continent.
One of its chiefs, who understood Provencal, begged the commune of Marseilles to give them this bare and barren promontory, where, like the sailors of old, they had run their boats ashore.
Past Chimney Rock we fly noble shaft of six hundred feet; then just before landing at Minnieska our attention is attracted by a most striking promontory rising over five hundred feet the ideal mountain pyramid.
Phalerum was the major port of Athens before Themistocles had the three rocky natural harbours by the promontory of Piraeus developed as alternative, starting from 491 BC.
Prior to this, the only mention of this promontory was in an Athenian inscription from 375 BC referring to a military action by the general Chabrias and honouring "the soldiers who were allies at Aianteion on the Hellespont".
Sarah is buried on a scenic promontory overlooking the tidal reef area.
Sites dating to this period include clochans, ringforts and promontory forts.
Strabo (12.3.5) reported Kaukônes inhabiting the southern Black Sea coast from Herakleia Pontika (modern Karadeniz Ereğli) to Karambis promontory at Teion, on the Parthenios River, their likely Homeric geography (Iliad 20.328-9).
The Bass party also lost its anchor at the location, but continued to navigate around Wilson's Promontory as far west as Western Port Bay.
The Ezhimala site is located on a promontory that was the capital of the Mooshika kingdom, who were rivals and later allies of the Zamorin rulers of Kozhikode.
The feature is a promontory at the west end of the massif that includes the Deimos, Pagoda and Phobos Ridge.
The promontory is roughly square in shape and faces north into the Atlantic occupying an area of approximately . In 1939, and of coastline was donated to the National Trust by D W Thomas of Gwithian, followed by a further of land adjoining Godrevy Farm in 1962 by Nicholas and Charles Thomas.
The regularity of the bottom and its conformity to the shores and the range of the neighboring hills were so perfect that a distant promontory betrayed itself in the soundings quite across the pond, and its direction could be determined by observing the opposite shore.
The religious presence was evidenced by the Chapel erected on the highest promontory now known as Salcedo's Hill.
The tallest development that is under construction in Victoria is Promontory at and 21 floors.
The Temple sits on the middle tongue of a three-tongued promontory which was once famously known in antiquity as Cape Zoster.
The Villa Kerylos is a structure on a low rocky promontory by the sea.
This small bay sits between the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north of the peninsula, which forms much of the town of Piombino. The basin lies between the promontory of Populonia and Torraccia, which is part of the municipality of San Vincenzo.
This tower was adjoined to various outbuildings within a surrounding wall which encompassed the entire promontory.
Thou must be like a promontory of the sea, against which though the waves beat continually, yet it both itself stands, and about it are those swelling waves stilled and quieted.

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