Definition: moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
Definition: moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
Sentences Containing 'undulating'
And this expression is due to the curved lines on which the action of the figure is hung, and the soft undulating forms of its modelling.
The air and water were shining in the beams of the morning sun; on the shore the sailors were sitting, chatting and laughing; and at ten yards from them the boat was at anchor, undulating gracefully on the water.
Thus every now and then he saw in fancy amid the sailors, seated on a rock, or undulating in the vessel, one of the shadows which had shared his dream with looks and kisses.
On a rainy day, even in a gently undulating country, we see the effects of subaerial degradation in the muddy rills which flow down every slope.
Here and there water shone like silver, and beyond, the land rose into blue undulating hills, and so faded into the serenity of the sky.
To the north-eastward, the glare of snow lay under the starlight of the sable sky and I could see an undulating crest of hillocks pinkish white.
it's very kind of you, Copperfield,' returned Uriah, undulating all over, 'and we all know what an amiable character yours is; but you know that the moment I spoke to you the other night, you knew what I meant.
Undulating hills were changed to valleys, undulating valleys (with a solitary storm-bird sometimes skimming through them) were lifted up to hills; masses of water shivered and shook the beach with a booming sound; every shape tumultuously rolled on, as soon as made, to change its shape and place, and beat another shape and place away; the ideal shore on the horizon, with its towers and buildings, rose and fell; the clouds fell fast and thick; I seemed to see a rending and upheaving of all nature.
Whether it was that this undulating tester rolled the savage away to far distant scenes, I know not, but he now spoke of his native island; and, eager to hear his history, I begged him to go on and tell it.
Then, again, in mountainous countries where the traveller is continually girdled by amphitheatrical heights; here and there from some lucky point of view you will catch passing glimpses of the profiles of whales defined along the undulating ridges.
But lazily undulating in the trough of the sea, and ever and anon tranquilly spouting his vapoury jet, the whale looked like a portly burgher smoking his pipe of a warm afternoon.
The surface is undulating, and the soil generally a rich clay loam.
Bullfell Beck can also be followed to give the most direct ascent to the summit, but the best route is perhaps to follow the east ridge over its undulating tops.
He created a humorous church known as "The First House Of Polyester Worship and Horizontal Throbbing Teenage Desire, and Our Lady Of The White Go-Go Boot, Lord Of The 40-Watt Undulating Bubbling Lava Lamp Apocalyptic, No Pizza Take-Out After Twelve, Shrine Of The Rick Flair ‘WOOOO’, Rasslin' Jeezus.
The reason for this nomenclature by the localites was because there were minimal sun rays due to its location and dense forests) was being gradually planted and that the favourite sites were on the undulating tract of forest land which stretched back from the head of the lake to the base of China and Deopatta (Camel's Hump).
Beinn Damh is classed as a Corbett reaching a height of 903 metres (2,962 feet) failing to qualify as a Munro by eleven metres, despite this it is a fine mountain with a four kilometre long undulating summit ridge with three tops, it has steep slopes and crags with its eastern face being especially dramatic with huge buttresses and cliffs.
It had an undulating and enveloping stairway, which was a replica of the one from the Au Bon Marché store in Paris, but it was lost in 1966.
The mountains of the Filabres roll down in undulating slopes at their north eastern end and here, on a fertile plain, lies Antas.
Often called the Valley of Silence, the Western Cwm ("cwm," pronounced "coom," is Welsh for a bowl shaped valley/cirque) is a broad, flat, gently undulating glacial valley basin terminating at the foot of the Lhotse Face of Mount Everest. It was named by George Mallory when he saw it in 1921 as part of the that was the first to explore the upper sections of Everest, searching for routes for future summit attempts.
The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.
Some species may, under certain circumstances, swim with undulating movements, but only for a short period of time.
Banshra is located at . The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite region.
20 August 2009 - Ardooie (Belgium) to Brussels (Belgium), 178.1 km This stage is undulating, with numerous small raises in elevation, including the Muur van Geraardsbergen, used yearly in the Tour of Flanders.
Topographically the area is a flat and mildly undulating plain that runs to the coast with elevation is close to the coast while rising in the interior to . The national park is situated in the dry semi-arid climatic region and rain is received mainly during the northeast monsoon.
Nyêmo Town, the county seat, is located approximately 94 kilometres west- southwest of Lhasa and the county covers a total area of . Undulating hills and valleys with green pastures form much of the landscape, with an average elevation of 4,000 meters.
The Giro's twenty-one stages were divided into the following classifications: three time trials (one team and two individual), eleven flat or undulating stages (officially there was no distinction made between flat and undulating), four intermediate stages, and three mountain stages.
Haering’s settlement at Harringay can be visualised as “a clearing which he made, protected by a hedge in a wild and wooded undulating district, part of the forest in the province of Middlesex”.
The terrain along highway 33 is mainly undulating agricultural wheat and grain fields.
If a greatly enlarged image of a segment of a phonautograph tracing were projected as a horizontally-oriented undulating line on a sheet of graph paper, a numerical description of the line could be created by proceeding from one grid column to the next, counting the number of squares between the line and a straight horizontal reference line, and making a list of the numbers.
The circuit resembles old Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps, mainly because of its constantly undulating nature.
Most species swim by undulating their enlarged pectoral fins but the guitarfish propel themselves through the water with sideways movements of their tail and caudal fin.
Most species are benthic, resting on the sandy or muddy seabed, sometimes undulating their pectoral fins to stir up sediment and bury themselves shallowly.
Most of the area is of flat non-undulating ground, formed during Carboniferous period when ancient tropical swamp forests were buried and formed the coal seams that have given this area its significance.
The land to the north west of the town is slightly undulating due to mining subsidence, which sometimes causes farmland to be flooded.
The Lübbecke Loessland is a "Börde" landscape that falls gently from south to north and is undulating in places.
The magazine said that "The historical villages and the undulating course make for a great race".
The undulating park and garden of Eridge Park is densely wooded to its north (Whitehill Wood) and south (Saxonbury Hill) and is highly-rated (Grade II* listed) for its landscape by English Heritage.
Too much pressure results in a finished product that is undulating, marred and stressed, while too little pressure causes work to progress very slowly.
Gordon is situated on the undulating foothills of the Paddock Creek valley.
The commercial area is situated along Main Street (Old Melbourne Road) on the undulating foothills of the Paddock Creek valley and consists of a single hotel, general store, post office/store as well as several heritage buildings including St Patrick's Church and others adapted for residential purposes including a bank and an old store.
Carn/Glenshane Pass is a large area of intact blanket bog, characterised by undulating topography and including a large, well-developed hummock and pool system within a thick mantle of blanket peat.
Truck drivers find it extremely difficult to drive loaded trucks through ghats, undulating surfaces, narrow roads and poor road weather conditions.
Highway 16, which passes over the geologically subdued St. Lawrence Lowlands, was selected over Highway 15, which crosses the undulating Canadian Shield to the west, as the ideal route for the new link.
To the west the surface gradually rises, giving way to undulating country, interspersed with rocky hillocks.
On the south-east it is bounded by Hooghly district, on the south by Paschim Medinipur district and on the west by Purulia district. Bankura district has been described as the “connecting link between the plains of Bengal on the east and Chota Nagpur plateau on the west.” The areas to the east and north-east are low lying alluvial plains, similar to predominating rice lands of Bengal. To the west the surface gradually rises, giving way to undulating country, interspersed with rocky hillocks.
The Level Mountain Range rises above adjacent forested lowlands and undulating alpine areas surround the steeper central peaks.
Sited on an undulating surface of "calm" carpet grass, one can stroll within the "waves" which dynamically change in form from every angle.
Only 7 km west of Luxembourg City, Mamer enjoys a pleasant semi-rural setting in Luxembourg's Gutland, where the undulating surroundings are ideal for cattle farming, crops and forestry.
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