key ridge

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A craniometric point located externally at the lowest extent of the zygomaticomaxillary suture.
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But by nightfall, anti-Taliban forces were said to have gained a key ridge in the Milwawa valley next to the Tora Bora valley.
Meanwhile, Afghan forces loyal to the Eastern Shura, an anti-Taliban force, were reported with the help of US warplanes to have captured a key ridge close to the formidable cave and tunnel complex in the Tora Bora mountains.
4) Canada's most famous single victory in the First World War consisted of the capture of a key ridge on the Western Front.