precipices


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pre·ci·pi·ces

cremnophobia.
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Ben Jones the hunter, however, in one of the passes of the Black Hills, succeeded in bringing down a bighorn from the verge of a precipice, the flesh of which was pronounced by the gormands of the camp to have the flavor of excellent mutton.
Nobody could help laughing at the child's notion of leaving a warm bed, and dragging them from a cheerful fire, to visit the basin of the Flume- a brook, which tumbles over the precipice, deep within the Notch.
The sleigh was easily breed across so slight an impediment, and before Richard became conscious of his danger one-half of the vehicle Was projected over a precipice, which fell perpendicularly more than a hundred feet.
The giant threw his hands above his head, whirled about like a huge top, and lunged forward over the precipice.
To avoid future precipices, people responsible for decision-making use some basic practices:
Why do the Chinese paint trees, bark, rocky precipices, rarely
You find plants and animals desperately clinging to life in the most remote, hardy areas - in the Arctic seas, clinging from rocky precipices, surviving in desert regions and even in lands ravaged by warfare.
The trail looks like it's on Mars, and we follow a dotted white line up and over the bulbous rock formations, often on the very edges of white-knuckle precipices.
I think we're sitting on the edge of moral precipices, which I think people should think more about.
Why, then, should the state deny itself the power to drain bogs and fence off precipices so as to save the unwise and unwary from themselves?
Death is in the atmosphere as you look down, the more so because the famous site hovers over a U-bend in the river Urubamba, with terrifying vertiginous precipices on all sides.
Several rooms displayed Cinto's imaginary topographies, including the romantic precipices of the large drawing paisagem (Landscape), 1998, and membranous images on white-painted wood panels.