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  • noun Plural form of ravine.


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  • They are forced to wander from place to place, to live in ravines and inhospitable places, some not recognized as Guatemalan citizens, but all of them are condemned to poverty and hunger.

    Rigoberta Menchú Tum - Acceptance and Nobel Lecture 1999

  • There were four ravines which issued from the very thick woods, crossing the road, and distant from each other two hundred yards or so.

    An Account of the Battle of Chateauguay Being a Lecture Delivered at Ormstown, March 8th, 1889 1905

  • El-Yitm at El-‘Akabah, are easy lines without Wa'r ( "stony ground") or Nakb ( "ravines").

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1 Richard Francis Burton 1855

  • Jim Paruk, associate professor of biology at Northland College, said those who do notice them are typically "intense birders" who know where to look, such as ravines and gullies that offer birds shelter from the elements and from predators like hawks and cats.

    unknown title 2009

  • At first the cliffs were not really cliffs at all, just very steep hills, eroded into sharp gulleys and ravines.

    Gideon’s war Howard Gordon 2011

  • Hidden ravines and deep gorges were everywhere, while thick pines blotted out the stars on all sides.

    Alexander the Great Philip Freeman 2011

  • His unsettling landscapes move beyond Claude's pastoral harmonies, replacing them with dangerous, wind-swept, "sublime" ravines and crags, gloom and doom.

    Return to the Grim and Dark Willard Spiegelman 2011

  • Sail short to cross the wild water or trek the ravines to reach the other side?

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 6247 2009

  • So he circled back to Kuruzhdey and inspected the mountain pass again, flying below the ridges and inside the ravines and checking every cliff and promontory.

    The Omega Theory Mark Alpert 2011

  • There were wooded ravines and arid plateaus between the steep ridges and even a few concrete structures scattered along the paved road, but no vehicles or people or movement of any kind.

    The Omega Theory Mark Alpert 2011


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