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plateau
as in:  found on the plateau


The plateau is about half a mile above sea level.
  high land that is reasonably flat
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  • The plateau is about half a mile above sea level.
  • She is studying the impact of climate change on the Tibetan plateau.
  • The species lives only on that plateau.
  • They came out on the village, situated on a small, upland plateau, grass-covered, and with only occasional trees.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure

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  • ...we began to ascend the slope towards the plateau.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • I had expected it to be flatter, more like a plateau.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • ...you could see the plateau of Pamplona rising out of the plain,
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • A cool wind blew down from the northwest rim of the mountain plateau above them...
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • ...he only stopped when they came to the edge of the plateau and the soft redstone gave way to granite;
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • There was no shelter anywhere on this plateau.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory

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  • For a minute or two the central plateau was laid out in the window beside him, a brown landscape dotted with just a little green,
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The first squadron moved off; the second followed, and descended from the plateau.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • It is a grand, irregular plateau, and looks as if it might have been created for a battle-field.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • "Let us take the road up the hillside," said the doctor, interrupting himself; "we must reach the plateau up there."
    de Balzac, Honore  --  The Country Doctor
  • It is a pretty little spot there: a pleasant grass plateau, running along by the water’s edge, and overhung by willows.
    Jerome, Jerome K.  --  Three Men In A Boat (To Say Nothing Of The Dog)
  • The plateau being somewhat tilted towards the west, this spot on which we had paused commanded a wide prospect on either hand.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Treasure Island
  • Even in the clear plateau air of South America I have never seen them brighter.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Poison Belt
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Associated words [difficulty]:   plateau [2]
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