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The rugged part of the Omani coast I mentioned earlier is around the point of land at Ras Musandam, with its deep fjords.
Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway
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  • The rugged part of the Omani coast I mentioned earlier is around the point of land at Ras Musandam, with its deep fjords.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Along the fjords and in the hidden valley of Norway, he saw wooden stave churches, the timbers of which had been carved by Viking boat-builders.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • They say he hides in one of those Norwegian fjords where neither God nor man will ever find him.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I’ve been doing fjords all my life.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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  • They raced through icy straits, past blue fjords and cliffs with waterfalls spilling into the sea.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Duck him in the fjord!
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • For the next eight years, she sent postcards to her family from around the world; Ayers Rock in Australia, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, the fjords in Norway, Hong Kong Harbor, the Wawel in Poland.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • When morning came, with a low, grey sky but very hot, the adventurers found they were in a bay encircled by such cliffs and crags that it was like a Norwegian fjord.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • …paradigm and paragon: its metamorphoses as vapour, mist, cloud, rain, sleet, snow, hail: its strength in rigid hydrants: its variety of forms in loughs and bays and gulfs and bights and guts and lagoons and atolls and archipelagos and sounds and fjords and minches and tidal estuaries and arms of sea: its solidity in glaciers, icebergs, icefloes: its docility in working hydraulic millwheels, turbines, dynamos, electric power stations, bleachworks, tanneries, scutchmills: its utility in…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But she saw these Scandinavian women zealously exchanging their spiced puddings and red jackets for fried pork chops and congealed white blouses, trading the ancient Christmas hymns of the fjords for "She’s My Jazzland Cutie," being Americanized into uniformity, and in less than a generation losing in the grayness whatever pleasant new customs they might have added to the life of the town.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street

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  • Follow the direction of one of its innumerable fjords or arms of the sea, and what do you see below the sixty-fifth degree of latitude?
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • And that explains why, no matter how tangled the mess in the harbor becomes, there’s always a clear lane down the middle of the fjord, headed out to sea.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The Red October, a Typhoon-class sub, moved under her own power towards the main ship channel of the Kola Fjord.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The fjord was in this place about half a mile in width.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The water in the fjord was choppy, driven by the brisk wind.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • We were compelled to cross several little fjords, and at last came to a real gulf.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • We were more than an hour in crossing the fjord; but at length the passage was concluded without accident.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Ramius surveyed the fjord through his binoculars.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • It stretches its humble tenements along the end of a little fjord, surrounded by a basaltic wall of the most singular character.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The wall of the fjord, like nearly the whole of the peninsula, consisted of a series of vertical columns, in height about thirty feet.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Ramius looked aft at the bluffs of the Kola Fjord.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • It probably came from one of the submarines based at Polyarnyy, on the other side of the fjord.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I thoroughly understood and appreciated the necessity for waiting, before crossing the fjord, for that moment when the sea at its highest point is in a state of slack water.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • I dare to say that if any river, any fjord has to be crossed—and I have no doubt there will be many—you will see him enter the water without hesitation like an amphibious animal, and reach the opposite side in safety.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The water was coated with the bilge oil of numberless ships, filth that would not evaporate in the low temperatures and that left a black ring on the rocky walls of the fjord as though from the bath of a slovenly giant.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In the early days of summer, the female of the eider, a pretty sort of duck, builds its nest amid the rocks of the fjords—the name given to all narrow gulfs in Scandinavian countries—with which every part of the island is indented.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Beyond the extraordinary basaltic wall of the fjord of Stapi we found ourselves making our way through fibrous turf, over which grew a scanty vegetation of grass, the residuum of the ancient vegetation of the swampy peninsula.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • South of there, the tributaries split into a delta of feeder roads that crosses the Canadian/American border at a dozen or more places spread out over five hundred miles from the fjords of British Columbia to the vast striped wheatlands of central Montana.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The chopper’s coming up the fjord, following it inland from the open sea, headed straight for the Spectrum 2000.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Used to have endless fun doing the little bits in fjords … so anyway," he said, trying to find his thread again, "the recession came and we decided it would save a lot of bother if we just slept through it.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • "That’s what I thought—except she headed west, and the exercise area is northeast of the fjord.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Also we just got some photos from a Big Bird pass over the fjord—for once it wasn’t covered with clouds—and we have a bunch of surface ships with bright infrared signatures, like they’re getting steam up."
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Oh … er, very well," said the old man, slightly taken aback, "I’ll just go and get on with some of my fjords then."
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • "In this replacement Earth we’re building they’ve given me Africa to do and of course I’m doing it with all fjords again because I happen to like them, and I’m old-fashioned enough to think that they give a lovely baroque feel to a continent.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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