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sinkhole

a depression in the ground in which water collects and disappears below the surface, e.g. in limestone areas where a cave roof has collapsed.
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A large "Tiankeng," a karst doline (Yangaotuo doline), can be found on the ground above the tunnel (Figures 3 and 4(a)).
Many researchers have followed a morphological approach, which mainly stressed morphological and morphometric criteria in delineating a tiankeng as a type of giant doline, and they distinguished collapse and erosional tiankengs as sub-types (Klimchouk 2005; Shui et al.
Lines with the omission of stress on the second S-position: V doline tishim glubokoi, model--0.159, verse--0.157.
Osobennosti morfologii stroeniya i formirovaniya prolyuviya krupnogo konusa vynosa v drevnej doline reki Gauya [Morphological characteristics and development of the old gully fan in the Gauja River valley].
Three depth profiles to lithic contact 20 m apart came from a transect across a gentle side-slope leading to a doline, ~100 m from the entrance to the Predator Cave predator site.
Of course, similar conditions have been described before: our findings are strongly reminiscent of those of the Laguna de la Cruz, a karstic doline, near Cuenca, in Spain (as described by Vicente & Miracle 1988).
In the Passismanua area and part of the Lamogai Plateau, it forms a dissected karst plateau of massive coral-algal limestone with numerous dolines and saucer-shaped depressions resulting from doline collapse.
A large karst terrain forms topographical characteristics in this region: there are 1124 cavities (called Doline) with level planar areas of 100-300 m diameter, surrounded by 3570 steep mountains with elevations of 600-1000 m above sea level and steep slopes of 30-40[degrees].
Playwright and poet Lizzie Nunnery and novelist Gwen doline Riley will appear at the Everyman Bistro on Friday.