from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See cirque.
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- n. A valley head created through glacial erosion and with a shape similar to an amphitheatre.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A round valley-head inclosed on all sides but one by steep slopes; a corrie; a cirque. The typical cwms of the Welsh mountains have been shaped by glacial erosion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake
Those languages don't help, however, with her favorite word, "cwm," from a Welsh word for valley.
Auditions for the chair of the new cwm taf trust who thought of that name?
She is also a committed socialist, and a chair for cwm cynon women's aid co-ordinating committee.
Do pop by to the Pobl y cwm bar if you get a chance later, Glyn.
All our deeper hollows are called the same at home, and even the Welsh have the word, but they spell it _cwm_; it is their mountain way.
A radiance now came pouring through the eastern opening down the gorge or cwm itself, and soon the light vapours floating about the pool were turned to sailing gauzes, all quivering with different dyes, as though a rainbow had become torn from the sky and woven into gossamer hangings and set adrift.
I believe the whole compound is the Cornish _Pen y cwm gwic_, ‘Head of the creek valley.’
Reasoner for the AIR policy language, based on cwm last change
The south face rises 8k ft from above the western cwm of the Khumbu glacier on the Nepal side.
Slide 3: Corries (= cirque, cwm) • Start as sheltered hollows near the top of a mountain • Snow collects in the hollow (snow fields = neves).