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  • The species lives only on that plateau.
  • She is studying the impact of climate change on the Tibetan plateau.
  • In the gray light, they could see a small footpath to a plateau.   (source)
  • On December 14, weary of paddling, he hauled the canoe far up the beach, climbed a sandstone bluff, and set up camp on the edge of a desolate plateau.   (source)
  • Megadon was anchored atop a rocky plateau, on the edge of an immense cliff.   (source)
  • Mrs Whatsit came to rest on a small plateau of smooth silvery rock.   (source)
  • The most significant memory he had of Mildred, really, was of a little girl in a forest without trees (how odd!) or rather a little girl lost on a plateau where there used to be trees (you could feel the memory of their shapes all about) sitting in the center of the "living room."   (source)
  • We walked on and after half an hour seemed to have reached a bit of a plateau.   (source)
  • The plateau here is almost three thousand meters above sea level and the view was impressive.   (source)
  • The hills begin to plane out into a high plateau, and the road widens.   (source)
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  • Area after area on the northern plateau was declared "secure"—each area having been won at appalling cost.   (source)
  • At the top of the hill was a large plateau;   (source)
  • I didn't have a clue as to how to locate the tent on the featureless glacial plateau.   (source)
  • The first Everesters were obliged to trek 400 arduous miles from Darjeeling across the Tibetan plateau simply to reach the foot of the mountain.   (source)
  • A forlorn plateau of bulletproof ice and windswept boulders 26,000 feet above sea level, it occupies a broad notch between the upper ramparts of Lhotse and Everest.   (source)
  • They left the fertile fields and flew across a great plateau of granite-like rock shaped into enormous monoliths.   (source)
  • No trace of other human beings, sir, not on the eastern slopes of the island and up to the central plateau.   (source)
  • Directly ahead, a steep cobblestone staircase at the edge of the runway led up to a grand, floodlit mansion constructed on a plateau near the base of the mountain range.   (source)
  • Night had nearly fallen by the time I emerged from the top of the serac slope onto the empty, wind-scoured expanse of the high glacial plateau.   (source)
  • Far below, down a side of the mountain I had never laid eyes on, the dry Tibetan plateau stretched to the horizon as a boundless expanse of dun-colored earth.   (source)
  • Here the glacier spills abruptly over the edge of a high plateau, dropping seaward through a gap between two mountains in a phantasmagoria of shattered ice.   (source)
  • This didn't faze him, either: in March 1934 he hired three Sherpas, disguised himself as a Buddhist monk, and, defying the authorities of the Raj, surreptitiously trekked 300 miles through the forests of Sikkim and the sere Tibetan plateau.   (source)
  • Easy Company, reunited with its patrol that descended Suribachi the night before, was ready to join the great offensive on the northern plateau.   (source)
  • Bulging at its northeast plateau, tapering down to Mount Suribachi at its southwestern tip, it resembles an upside-down pear with Suribachi at its stem.   (source)
  • From the right flank of the plateaulike land on the eastern beaches came automatic-weapons fire that swept back and forth.   (source)
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  • History knows no resting places and no plateaus.   (source)
    plateaus = times of little change after more rapid change
  • Sales increased for three straight years, but now they seem to have hit a plateau.
    plateau = time of little change
  • One of the less bullshitty conventions of the cancer kid genre is the Last Good Day convention, wherein the victim of cancer finds herself with some unexpected hours when it seems like the inexorable decline has suddenly plateaued, when the pain is for a moment bearable.   (source)
    plateaued = reached a time of little change after more rapid change
  • We are in a comfortable Dark Ages of the inventive mind; institutions change but little, and that by gradual evolution rather than revolution; scientific research creeps crablike in a lateral shuffle, where once it leaped in great intuitive bounds; devices change even less, plateau technologies common to us would be instantly identifiable-and operable!   (source)
    plateau = in a time of little change after more rapid change
  • That plague eventually reached some kind of a plateau.   (source)
    plateau = reach a period of little change after more rapid change
  • For that is exactly what she calls it—a plateau—this forlorn limbo where she wanders solitary and freezing.   (source)
    plateau = period of little change
  • She said I reached a plateau.   (source)
    plateau = a time of little change after more rapid change
  • I've moved up to another plateau, and now the streams of the various disciplines seem to be closer to each other as if they flow from a single source.   (source)
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  • I saw a great green plateau with a green forest in its centre.†   (source)
  • When the area was first settled, the plateau was covered with a dense primeval forest.†   (source)
  • No mountain, but he had reached a sunny plateau after years of struggle.†   (source)
  • It took me well over two hours to dig a proper grave in the rocky soil of the plateau.†   (source)
  • By 10:16 her rank was 5,342, and again, the plateau—this time at 5,000—was hard to overcome.†   (source)
  • C#4 CHAPTER 4 The U.S. Capitol Building stands regally at the eastern end of the National Mall, on a raised plateau that city designer Pierre L'Enfant described as "a pedestal waiting for a monument."†   (source)
  • His lips curve in a smile that never touches his eyes; he wears plainclothes, a line indicating the crisp crease where he's ironed them neat. at first when the rain fell from the sky so wide and deep it smelled like sage, my favorite smell I went up on the plateau to watch it come to see the gifts it always brought but this rain changed from blue to black and left nothing.†   (source)
  • And more considerate, and more active, and more alive, and almost electric, because for Amy, love was like drugs or booze or porn: There was no plateau.†   (source)
  • They had just come from the Andean plateau after a train trip through a dreamlike savannah, and they had not had time to change their clothes for the Caribbean.†   (source)
  • For us, the Central Plateau is a no-man's land.†   (source)
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  • Soon we leave the river and the old sleepy buildings and now climb to some sort of a dry, meadowy plateau.†   (source)
  • The elevated plateau was easy to defend against marauders.†   (source)
  • She was still no more than a girl, and still waiting for that plateau of happiness, that hand of a precious Lord who, when her way grew drear, would always linger near.†   (source)
  • 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,†   (source)
  • They met in center plateau for the final assault.†   (source)
  • He did not know what had prompted him, but the day after the battle, he had returned to the plateau and retrieved the sword from the morass of trampled dirt where Murtagh had dropped it.†   (source)
  • The result, which they named Valley View, is situated above the town on a plateau of modest altitude.†   (source)
  • But ahead of us the snow-covered plateau was illuminated by the glow in the sky.†   (source)
  • The Xhosa are part of the Nguni people who have lived, hunted, and fished in the rich and temperate southeastern region of South Africa, between the great interior plateau to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south, since at least the eleventh century.†   (source)
  • He guided them along one of five narrow ledges, all of which led to a grooved and rutted plateau.†   (source)
  • He pointed to a nearby mountain: a sheer dark cliff that rose five hundred feet to a wide plateau at the summit.†   (source)
  • And then we walked across the Yatta Plateau for two days.†   (source)
  • When the house became too crowded, nineteen of the men, including Joseph, moved to another small house at 373 rue Lweme, in the Plateau des 15 Ans section of Brazzaville.†   (source)
  • They rode till they came to a broad swale or bajada in the plateau.†   (source)
  • At the back of the plateau, really no more than a deep ledge, a cave led into the mountainside.†   (source)
  • Mortenson expected to be alone in the Deosai, since the high passes of this fourteen-thousand-foot plateau bordering India were still snow-covered.†   (source)
  • Like he could put up a shelf and also take you to a plateau of sensual pleasure at the same time.†   (source)
  • They lived in colder climates—on steppes, snowy plateaus, that sort of place.†   (source)
  • He compared it with the sterile plateaus of the North, where he had spent two years stuck in a hole in the midst of a rough and lunar horizon whose terrifying beauty never ceased to interest him.†   (source)
  • He takes her cue and begins gazing at the little round plateau of reddish mold.†   (source)
  • When we came to the middle of the plateau, Addison reared up on his hind legs and called out, "Don't be afraid, fellows!†   (source)
  • Inside, a gravel road led up to a plateau thick with eucalyptus and pine.†   (source)
  • Thomas turned his horse from the canyon and walked it slowly along the rocky plateau.†   (source)
  • Cut off from the Central Plateau by the Sierra Madre Oriental range, the pollutants formed a haze that continued until they were far from Monterrey's valley.†   (source)
  • I shot to a high plateau above them and down, feeling the jolt on the end of my spine as the chair legs struck the floor.†   (source)
  • Their crossing of the plateau was leisurely.†   (source)
  • Small hills and depressions started to form on the field; entire sections rose or lowered several feet to form ridges and plateaus.†   (source)
  • A barren plateau of rocks spread out before the windows.†   (source)
  • The pain has plateaued, but I'm completely paralyzed.†   (source)
  • I owe my understanding of the power of spirit doctors to visits in Malawi with spirit doctor John Saisa, Father Claude Boucher of Mua Mission, and Felix Chisale of Zomba Plateau, and to earlier visits to spirit doctors in Zimbabwe and Botswana.†   (source)
  • He began to drink a lot, moved onto a plateau of constant alcohol, and had to be hospitalized.†   (source)
  • Shortly before ten in the morning the lancers began to move onto the plateau upon which sat Gruensee.†   (source)
  • And then, just when I think the shuddering car can't take it anymore—and am starting to wonder if we'll ever reach the top of this hill, or if tree limbs are going to whip our heads off first—we burst through the last of the trees onto a wide, grassy plateau overlooking the valley below.†   (source)
  • The soldiers gallop their weary animals back across the floodplain, over the Sandy River and on up to the Chatham plateau.†   (source)
  • All about the plateau that harbored his tower were the standards of various bands of goblins; the Goblins of Twisting Spears, Slasher Orcs, the Orcs of the Severed Tongue, and many others, all come to serve the master.†   (source)
  • In Bolivia I noted that Altoplano was as high as Tibetan Plateau (almost true), much nearer equator, and offered a wide choice of sites for easy construction leading up to peaks comparable to any on Terra.†   (source)
  • A cool wind blew down from the northwest rim of the mountain plateau above them...†   (source)
  • He smoked his cigarette and stared out at the rushing plateaus, bleak windy November country.†   (source)
  • Certainly someone has a lot to account for in turning poor Les out upon her cold and bleak plateau.†   (source)
  • ...he only stopped when they came to the edge of the plateau and the soft redstone gave way to granite;†   (source)
  • Heaven exists upon a plateau that was once a range of mountains.†   (source)
  • The change in vegetation here on the Plateau is startling.†   (source)
  • The camera focused on an old theater which lay just below the plateau of the Acropolis.†   (source)
  • Night in the mostly unelectrified central plateau is vast.†   (source)
  • By 2002 the public clinics out in the central plateau had all but shut down for lack of cash.†   (source)
  • Looking again at Father Dur, he said, "That section of the Pinion Plateau isn't inhabited, Father.†   (source)
  • In the central plateau, this is going to be an event.†   (source)
  • Farmer drove back to the central plateau the next day.†   (source)
  • The peasants of the central plateau staged an insurrection, which the Marines put down violently.†   (source)
  • The cliff top where we were standing was no more than a narrow plateau.†   (source)
  • The rocky canyons were like a maze-it was no wonder they had opted to ride along the plateau.†   (source)
  • It curved around the base of the plateau, like a moat.†   (source)
  • At the very top, on the plateau, the trees that could stand the wind at that height were few.†   (source)
  • Eragon jumped off Saphira once she alighted on the plateau and tested his footing.†   (source)
  • Then he ran across the last wide flat to the plateau rim.†   (source)
  • The upward slope suddenly leveled out, and they were there, on a plateau in front of the fortress.†   (source)
  • Far away to the south, across the plateau, there were horses.†   (source)
  • As they met in the center of the plateau, Saphira and the red dragon circled in the background.†   (source)
  • I learned to recognize the slow, heaving, plateaulike pulse of a narrowed aortic valve.†   (source)
  • He liked watching night flow down from the Shan Plateau, the purply shades growing on one another.†   (source)
  • We moved out onto the plateau, negotiating the open space as quickly and silently as we could.†   (source)
  • The plateau was rough, shingled with rock and heaps of weathered stone.†   (source)
  • They let the horses drink and stood mopping their brows and looking out across the plateau.†   (source)
  • The plateaus and canyons spread out below him like clouds falling into each other past the horizon.†   (source)
  • I could see the faint gray outline of his body as he stepped out across the plateau.†   (source)
  • I can see the plateau down below, and some of the Endarkened running around.†   (source)
  • Tom had told Annie about this while they rode across the plateau.†   (source)
  • They said no more, merely turned the horses from the water and set off across the plateau.†   (source)
  • Beyond what was left of the gate, a plateau of stone that sloped down to a blasted landscape.†   (source)
  • Now, as he stood drinking at the plateau pool, she felt her fury not lessen but distill.†   (source)
  • The terrain changed from forest valley to canyon country as the stream cut through a plateau.†   (source)
  • We had been traveling over a high, wooded plateau.†   (source)
  • The plateau was not a pleasant place for walking.†   (source)
  • In single file they pushed on, over the rim of the plateau; ebony silhouettes against a sunset sky.†   (source)
  • In the southeastern corner of Kentucky, in the stretch of the Appalachian Mountains known as the Cumberland Plateau, lies a small town called Harlan.†   (source)
  • At the top of the plateau at Grangeville, Idaho, we step from the blasting heat into an air-conditioned restaurant.†   (source)
  • Or imagine a country where Renee's doggedness is not the exception, but a cultural trait, embedded as deeply as the culture of honor in the Cumberland Plateau.†   (source)
  • Back in the heat again and not far from Grangeville we see that the dry plateau that looked almost like prairie when we were out on it suddenly breaks away into an enormous canyon.†   (source)
  • As the early Athens began to develop on the plain below the plateau, the Acropolis was used as a fortress and sacred shrine… During the first half of the fifth century B.C., a bitter war was waged against the Persians, and in 480 the Persian king Xerxes plundered Athens and burned all the old wooden buildings of the Acropolis.†   (source)
  • The Cumberland Plateau is a wild and mountainous region of flat-topped ridges, mountain walls five hundred to a thousand feet high, and narrow valleys, some wide enough only for a one-lane road and a creek.†   (source)
  • Kassad counted more than two hundred dancing columns of green light as the hellwhip lances ripped the broad plateau to shreds.†   (source)
  • The Cleft was not carved out of the rising plateau as was the legendary Grand Canyon on Old Earth or World Crack on Hebron.†   (source)
  • The Kentucky legislator Harry Caudill once looked in a circuit court clerk's office in one Cumberland Plateau town and found one thousand murder indictments stretching from the end of the Civil War, in the 1860s, to the beginning of the twentieth century, and this for a region that never numbered more than fifteen thousand people and where many violent acts never even made it to the indictment stage.†   (source)
  • He gestured toward the gray plateau.†   (source)
  • The Cleft was not carved out of the rising plateau as was the legendary Grand Canyon on Old Earth or World Crack on Hebron.†   (source)
  • He stayed around Harvard just long enough to get oriented and to gather up textbooks, which he took with him back to the central plateau.†   (source)
  • Only the near-solid breaks of bestos, the rocky soil here on the summit plateau, and the hogback ridges running like armor-plated vertebrae northeast from here keep the teslas at bay.†   (source)
  • In essence, Farmer's plan was to "beef up" the health facilities in the central plateau, first of all in towns near Cange.†   (source)
  • Most came from the central plateau, on the battered, overloaded passenger trucks that navigated Highway 3.†   (source)
  • I speculated on what, if anything, their presence here had to do with the labyrinth and on the aeons necessary to raise this plateau so the river and canyon could slice through one of the tunnels.†   (source)
  • Pinion Plateau, we emerged this morning onto a rocky outcropping that allowed us a view back across an expanse of jungle toward the Beak and the Middle Sea.†   (source)
  • When he returned from Léogâne to the central plateau, Farmer went to work for a while at Père Lafontant's clinic in Mirebalais.†   (source)
  • The plantation manager had tried to mount several rescue operations onto the Plateau, but an unprecedented series of active seasons in the flame forests had made them abandon their attempts.†   (source)
  • In Haiti, I knew, per capita incomes came to a little more than one American dollar a day, less than that in the central plateau.†   (source)
  • Still, I was surprised to the point of hesitating a second when we stepped through the Iron Pig Concourse far-caster onto an empty stone plateau which seemed to stretch to infinity.†   (source)
  • What seemed like a revitalized Haitian Ministry of Health had begun collaborating with Zanmi Lasante on AIDS-prevention work in the central plateau.†   (source)
  • According to the plan, Zanmi Lasante would direct a thorough AIDS-treatment and -prevention program through most of the central plateau.†   (source)
  • Because this ledge ran due north and south for a hundred-meter cut of cliff, I could look due west along a thirty-kilometer slash of Cleft to open sky where the plateau ended.†   (source)
  • In effect, the people of the central plateau were begging Zanmi Lasante to do the same thing as the Global Fund asked.†   (source)
  • To the north, the plateau widens out and the undergrowth becomes denser near the Cleft for some fifteen kilometers until the way is blocked by a ravine a third as deep and half as wide as the Cleft itself.†   (source)
  • But I still had in mind the slums of Port-au-Prince and the huts of the central plateau, and Cuba looked lovely to me.†   (source)
  • -even though the data in the comiog insisted that the dropship of seventy colonists who had crashed on this plateau four hundred years ago had held only Neo-Kerwin Marxists, all of whom should have been indifferent if not openly hostile to the old religions.†   (source)
  • For weeks Kassad sPent every free hour wandering the Command School grounds, watching from the ramparts as the evening shadow of Mons Olympus covered first the Plateau forest, then the heavily settled highlands, then everything halfway to the horizon, and then all the world.†   (source)
  • It was two weeks before Christmas 1994, in a market town in the central plateau of Haiti, a patch of paved road called Mirebalais.†   (source)
  • Whoever had built this had done so by widening the area under the overhang, slicing a sheer, smooth wail into the granite of the plateau, and then tunneling directly into the cliff face. l ran my hand over the deeply cut folds of ornamental carving around the door.†   (source)
  • It was raining in the central plateau, and fetching the surgeon meant braving the mud and swollen streams between Mirebalais and Cange.†   (source)
  • As the cooling air settled into the cracks and caverns of the plateau and the warm air rushed skyward, pulling leaves, twigs, and mist upward in a vertical gale, a sound ebbed up out of the Cleft as if the continent itself was calling with the voices of stone giants, gigantic bamboo flutes, church organs the size of palaces, the clear, perfect notes ranging from the shrillest soprano to the deepest bass.†   (source)
  • And if any of you have been to Haiti, there's hardly anything more morally compelling than the situation of landless peasants in the central plateau."†   (source)
  • …Renaissance Minor who, almost a standard century and a half earlier, had filed a short report with the Institute in which he told of hacking his way inland from the then newly settled Port Romance, through swamplands which had since been reclaimed for fiberplastic plantations, passing through the flame forests during a period of rare quietude, and climbing high enough on the Pinion Plateau to encounter the Cleft and a small tribe of humans who fit the profile of the legendary Bikura.†   (source)
  • While riding in a passenger truck through the central plateau, Chouchou had made a disparaging remark about the state of the road.†   (source)
  • It wasn't as though the peasants of the central plateau didn't need and want modern technology, Farmer said.†   (source)
  • …and other perqs for the very rich, no one in the Worldweb can expect to begin planning a family when they are seventy or expect to dance at their hundred-and-tenth birthday party. if eating chalma roots or breathing the pure air of the Pinion Plateau had a dramatic effect on retarding aging, it would be a sure bet that everyone on Hyperion would be living here munching chalma, that this planet would have had a farcaster centuries ago, and that every citizen of the Hegemony who has a…†   (source)
  • A seemingly impossible job, and yet, out here in the central plateau, political violence had all but ended.†   (source)
  • In the early 1980s, with money from South Carolina, Lafontant had erected a much larger building, two stories tall, on a small plateau on the hillside above Highway 3.†   (source)
  • She thought, "The plateau central is the home of the resistance, and there's no way to get out of here, except that road, and everyone knows that this place is full of Aristide supporters."†   (source)
  • Serena didn't speak Creole, and she figured that since John had never traveled beyond the central plateau he was bound to be scared, flying to America without his mother.†   (source)
  • It conducted mobile "outreach clinics" in the countryside and kept a small house as a base for those operations out in the central plateau, in the town of Mirebalais.†   (source)
  • Still searching for a place to do his work, he had traveled back to the central plateau and was spending some time in the company of a Haitian Anglican priest named Fritz Lafontant.†   (source)
  • In December 1988, Farmer returned to Cange in a wheelchair, and while his leg mended, he launched his study to improve tb treatment in the central plateau.†   (source)
  • In fact, he was the best doctor in the central plateau, and Zanmi Lasante was the only place where anyone, including soldiers and their families, could get good medical treatment.†   (source)
  • When Ophelia went back to the central plateau to work with Paul, in the summer of 1985, she saw that, when he dressed up now in Haiti, he often wore a large wooden cross hanging outside his shirt.†   (source)
  • In almost every other place where he worked, in Siberia, in the central plateau of Haiti, in the northern slums of Lima, in Chiapas under siege, he could send and receive e-mail.†   (source)
  • The Global Fund money—$14 million for the central plateau, paid out over five years—would go mainly for anti-HIV drugs and for hiring Haitian health workers and for fixing up the few public clinics that already existed in the region.†   (source)
  • In trying to control tb and AIDS in the central plateau, he had ended up wrangling, not much with third world myths, like beliefs in sorcery, but usually with first world ones, like expert theories that exaggerated the power poor women had to protect themselves from AIDS.†   (source)
  • To work out in the central plateau away from their families, where there was nothing to do but work and play Ping-Pong—Farmer had recently bought the doctors a Ping-Pong table—had proved too great a sacrifice for many over the years.†   (source)
  • Nearly twenty years since Farmer had watched a woman die in Léogâne for lack of a transfusion, and he finally had a blood bank that could serve the central plateau, a source of blood that patients wouldn't have to pay for.†   (source)
  • A few years back, when Haiti had suffered an outbreak of typhoid resistant to the drugs usually used to treat it, Zanmi Lasante had imported an effective but expensive antibiotic, cleaned up the local water supplies, and stopped the outbreak throughout the central plateau.†   (source)
  • I recall the time I spent here in the central plateau with the American soldiers, and I remember the sound of Voodoo drums wafting into the army barracks in Mirebalais at night and how unsettling it was to some of us sitting there, in all its mystery.†   (source)
  • In the central plateau, word travels more quickly than most people do, and it stood to reason that a woman whose child had been flown in a jet to the United States, to peyi kob, "money land," would have some cash lying around.†   (source)
  • It was hard to stay angry at Farmer, especially then, as he sat there in his rumpled black suit, waiting out another airport delay in a barren little restaurant, worrying that his admiration for Cuba might be used against his cause and end up harming his patients in the central plateau.†   (source)
  • The Global Fund money was delayed, as such monies often are, but Farmer chose not to wait, and in the summer of 2002 the expansion of Zanmi Lasante began—the expansion of the entire system, including antiretroviral treatment, throughout the central plateau.†   (source)
  • On maps of Haiti, the road we traveled, National Highway 3, looks like a major thoroughfare, and indeed it is the gwo wout la, the only big road across the central plateau, a narrow dirt track, now strewn with boulders, now eroded down to rough bedrock, now, on stretches that must have been muddy back in the rainy season, baked into ruts that seemed designed to torture wheels, hooves, and feet.†   (source)
  • There were a handful of other clinics and hospitals in the region, but none were well-equipped and some were downright unsanitary, and everywhere patients had to pay for medicines, and even the gloves that would be used to examine them, and very few people in the central plateau could pay much of anything.†   (source)
  • Annabeth recalled the landscape she'd seen while they fell—a series of plateaus leading ever downward into the gloom.†   (source)
  • In the waning light, the Varden settled on a series of cultivated fields just southeast of Dras-Leona, where the land rose up to a slight plateau, which would provide them with a modicum of protection should the enemy charge their position.†   (source)
  • He did not notice it because at that moment he was discovering the first indications of his own being in a lascivious grandfather who let himself be frivolously dragged along across a hallucinated plateau in search of a beautiful woman who would not make him happy.†   (source)
  • The city and megaron had originally been crowded onto the tiny plateau, but in the peaceful reign of the invaders both had moved down the hill to the slope above the harbor.†   (source)
  • After a quarter of a mile we picked our way down a particularly steep slope and came to a tiny plateau, paved with flagstones and edged with ancient olive trees.†   (source)
  • The main castle, which they had sighted from the harbor, was not built atop the plateau, but carved from it, into it, through it.†   (source)
  • Another concern is that the ground between the Chatham plateau and High Bridge is a swampy morass of small creeks, sand, and hills, taking away any advantage of speed—and adding the very real potential of getting caught in a kill zone.†   (source)
  • Snow was falling in the San Saba when they crossed it and snow was falling on the Edwards Plateau and in the Balcones the limestone was white with snow and he sat watching out while the gray flakes flared over the windshield glass in the sweep of the wipers.†   (source)
  • Immediately the man in black hurried his retreat, getting his position away from the boulders, getting out into the open of the plateau.†   (source)
  • John's side is a disaster, even messier than Rob's lair, with clothes piled so high and wide that the bed looks like a plateau on top of a lush fiber mountain.†   (source)
  • The Deosai Plateau in mid-June is one of the most beautiful wilderness areas on the planet, Mortenson thought, as his Land Cruiser climbed toward Baltistan.†   (source)
  • It seemed like an ideal ambush site, an all but treeless plateau shaped like the prow of a ship, the land sloping steeply away on three sides.†   (source)
  • Robin tracked elephant with his father for days through the dry thornbush of the Yatta Plateau, carrying nothing but a canteen of water and one apple—"That client, he was a guy from Texas, that guy," Robin explained.†   (source)
  • She kept on thinking about him during the arduous muleback crossing of the hallucinating plateau where Aureliano Segundo had become lost when he was looking for the most beautiful woman who had ever appeared on the face of the earth, and when they went over the mountains along Indian trails and entered the gloomy city in whose stone alleys the funereal bronze bells of thirty-two churches tolled.†   (source)
  • The Rupp property is on a rise, an exposed plateau, from which he could see the harvested, glowing land of River Valley Farm-scenery that occupied him for perhaps an hour.†   (source)
  • Two kilometers above it, often higher than the clouds, on a fortress plateau where the wind was icy even in summer and trees could not grow, was the Schlernhaus.†   (source)
  • Fiona stayed behind to watch Claire, who was still sleeping, and with Grunt and the emu-raffe loping after us, we crossed the plateau to the little patch of woods that grew at the far edge.†   (source)
  • Under the windows, they push together the two, university-issue, white pine desks, so their fronts touch, making a double-wide plateau that stands between their facing chairs.†   (source)
  • Though he stood on a plateau high above the Braldu River, in perfect fall weather that made the pyramid of Korphe K2 bristle, Mortenson was disheartened by the prospect before him.†   (source)
  • Around it on the plateau were scattered a few shacks, and at the far end was a small patch of woods, but we paid no attention—our eyes were on the tower.†   (source)
  • Walking to the edge of the plateau, Eragon surveyed the Burning Plains and the aftermath of the battle, for the battlewas over.†   (source)
  • They came up out of the river breaks riding slowly side by side along the dusty road and onto a high plateau where they could see out over the country to the south, rolling country covered with grass and wild daisies.†   (source)
  • Far, far above, the ceiling ended in a crystal window that may have been set atop the plateau itself.†   (source)
  • They flashed along the open plateau now, and the blades were both invisible, but oh, the earth trembled, and ohhhh, the skies shook, and Inigo was losing.†   (source)
  • Though he could see nothing, he knew he was still riding across the plateau on the summit, and that the gondola would soon carry him backward over the edge.†   (source)
  • The stories were set in the slums of Lima, Peru, in the prisons of post-Soviet Siberia, in the famished and deforested central plateau of Haiti.†   (source)
  • He watched the remaining soldiers come up the road, counting them as they reached the top and moved off along the plateau toward the higher mountains.†   (source)
  • HEMA FIXED HER EYES on the ground below, watching for the transition of brown scrub and desert into steep escarpment announcing the lush, mountainous plateau of Ethiopia.†   (source)
  • When I caught up to Emma she was standing near the plateau's edge, gazing out at the countryside below, sloping green hills falling away to a distant plain.†   (source)
  • Mahtob and I followed the man into a flat open field, a plateau in the mountains, covered with snow, ice, and frozen mud.†   (source)
  • Then he climbed partway back up the hillside, and stood looking across the valley toward the school on the plateau.†   (source)
  • It led to the mouth of a canyon that creased the upper part of the plateau line, and was, Bert pointed out, supposed to be off limits to everyone.†   (source)
  • It strained through their tea-colored mustaches, and the vapor from the vacuum flasks was instantaneously left behind to hang quietly in frigid sun-filled air several thousand meters above a snowy plateau.†   (source)
  • It was a splendid plateau, really, filled with trees for dodging around and roots for tripping over and small rocks for losing your balance on and boulders for leaping off if you could climb on them fast enough, and bathing everything, the entire spot, moonlight.†   (source)
  • It was only a continuation of the deep canyon orifice that revealed the interior layers of the mountain plateau.†   (source)
  • A smooth tar road that climbed out of Tehran, up a steep grade that finally leveled off on a plateau.†   (source)
  • Saphira yelped with surprise as Murtagh's incantation stopped her in midair and held her in place, floating several feet above the plateau.†   (source)
  • As we neared the bottom of the mountain, we came upon a ravine, a gaping raw hole etched into a plateau separating this mountain from the next one.†   (source)
  • In effect, he became at once both an American citizen and a virtual expatriate, spending most of his time on the hilltop plateau of Kayanza, carrying rocks and planting trees and sleeping in a tent.†   (source)
  • IN THE South Tyrol, in July of 1899, surrounded by belled cows and flat farmland, the small settlement of Vols stood alone on a plateau at the foot of forests and meadows that climbed up a steep mountainside to the point where it became vertical rock.†   (source)
  • The ground beyond sloped up gently to a landscape of low rolling hills and fields, then abruptly shifted to a domineering ridge of plateaus that rose straight up from the valley floor.†   (source)
  • They fattened them on the plateau during the summer, and brought them down to the buyers in late fall.†   (source)
  • Straggled out along the red clay road, they formed a column that ran from the base of the mountain, where the Third Squad had just begun the ascent, to the top of the mountain, where the First Squad moved plastically along a plateau and toward the west and toward the much higher mountains where the battle was being fought.†   (source)
  • A few seconds later, the red dragon rushed by overhead and settled on the opposite side of the plateau.†   (source)
  • It was very small, and perched not atop a cloud but on a very large tower constructed entirely from stacked-up railroad ties, the whole thing set smack in the middle of a grassy plateau.†   (source)
  • Stepping back, Nasuada said, "We couldn't see what happened to you and Saphira after you landed on the plateau.†   (source)
  • Her hair lifted and blew back in the hot wind from the immense fire burning at the foot of the plateau.†   (source)
  • We followed the icy pathway as it etched out the contours of the mountainside, leading down into the ravine and then over, up the slope to the other side of the plateau.†   (source)
  • When we crested the last grade, the land opened up onto a broad plateau, and you could see what the Belgians had meant when they'd compared Burundi and Rwanda to Switzerland.†   (source)
  • It was not a hopeless fall, for as they shot downward they fought the air, and, ascending momentarily with great strain, they sailed off to left or right, and circled about on the plateau they had marked, before another dizzying drop, another spreading of wings, and another partial ascension.†   (source)
  • In the twenties and thirties the loggers had come, and they stripped the canyons below the rim and cut great clearings on the plateau slopes.†   (source)
  • He rode west along the south rim of the plateau, watching for sudden movements that were speckled white.†   (source)
  • Physics decreed something like falling, and yet the hills of surf, with their own valleys, peaks, and plateaux, confounded his expectations.†   (source)
  • There's a stone plateau that goes for a distance, and then it drops off and there's something behind it, something shimmering."†   (source)
  • It was still light when he got a glimpse of what he figured must be "Murambi," a large school set on a hilltop plateau and made up of many narrow single-story buildings, each about the size of his old elementary school.†   (source)
  • It was as if the plateau shelved seamless and straight to the vast plains and the eastern rim of the sky.†   (source)
  • And before Eragon knew it, they had returned to the center of the plateau, where they stood facing each other, exchanging blows.†   (source)
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  • Adam's tibial plateau—the upper surface of the tibia, the shinbone—had "caved in, shattered," according to the doctor who saw Adam.   (source)
    tibial plateau = the flat top portion of the tibia bone (running from the knee to the ankle)
  • But as would be officially cited, the cause of Adam's crushed tibial plateau was a slip on the stadium stairs while bearing the full weight of his kit and body armor.   (source)
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