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promontory

 [prom´on-tor″e]
a projecting process or eminence.

prom·on·to·ry

(prom'on-tō'rē), [TA]
An eminence or projection; a projection of a part.
Synonym(s): promontorium [TA]
[L. promontorium]

promontory

/prom·on·to·ry/ (prom´on-tor″e) a projecting process or eminence.

promontory

(prŏm′ən-tôr′ē)
n. pl. promonto·ries
1. A high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water; a headland.
2. Anatomy A projecting part.

prom·on·to·ry

(prom'ŏn-tōr'ē) [TA]
An eminence or projection.
[L. promontorium]

promontory

a projecting process or eminence.

middle ear promontory
a bulge in the medial wall of the middle ear overhanging the cochlea.
sacral promontory
in the midline of the ventral surface of the lumbosacral junction, a lip at the junction of the cranial extremity of the sacrum with its ventral surface, an easily recognized prominence of the roof of the pelvic cavity.
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On the 12th of July, Captain Bonneville abandoned the main stream of the Nebraska, which was continually shouldered by rugged promontories, and making a bend to the southwest, for a couple of days, part of the time over plains of loose sand, encamped on the
They depend upon local causes - the configuration of coasts, the shapes of straits, the accidents of bold promontories round which they play their little part.
The fog of sultriness still hung over the city, but ahead lay a fresh world of ruffled waters, and distant promontories with light-houses in the sun.