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  • Because of this topographical awkwardness Damogran has always remained a deserted planet.†   (source)
  • For a moment his whole life seemed to flash before him, not in a historical sense, no topography of the ups and downs that Mrs. Hallorann's third son, Dick, had lived through, but his life as it was now.†   (source)
  • We sat in meetings where we learned our assignments, studied the topography, and went over battle plans.†   (source)
  • Toward a Topography of the Parallel Universe.†   (source)
  • Fingers smelly from smoking, the topography of bruises across my skin and bones like a road map of all that had happened, every mile of the journey.†   (source)
  • Assigned to cover the opening ceremony, Herbert decided to scout the grounds ahead of time to get a more detailed sense of the fair's topography.†   (source)
  • The creature's tentacles seemed to want to know everything: the shape of the glass, the topography of the coral below, the feel of the water all around.†   (source)
  • Depending on numerous factors, such as topography and psychology, the riflemen carried anywhere from 12 to 20 magazines, usually in cloth bandoliers, adding on another 8.†   (source)
  • He had before him a relief model of the island made out of three square sections of rubber and with a pointer began to point out its topographical features, doing so with no flourishes.†   (source)
  • But under the deceptively clean and level slate the topography was the same, and instead of San Francisco or Europe or Mars I would be learning the old landscape, brook and hill and tree.†   (source)
  • Now I was willing to bet Randolph had been studying topographical maps of New England, comparing them with ancient Norse charts and legends.†   (source)
  • On Wednesday a group of engineers, agronomists, hydrologists, topographers, and surveyors arrived who for several weeks explored the places where Mr. Herbert had hunted his butterflies.†   (source)
  • The tottering mounds underneath gave the land an unusual topography: peaks in the west of Du Weldenvarden; a bowl-like depression where the Beor Mountains lay; canyons and ravines throughout the Hadarac Desert; and rolling waves along the northernmost part of the Spine, born of the rows of scrolls below.†   (source)
  • A horse's body is a constantly shifting topography, with a bobbing head and neck and roiling muscle over the shoulders, back, and rump.†   (source)
  • Coal companies will tell you the decision to do surface versus deep mining is based on geology, topography, and pure economics.†   (source)
  • I tell her about how my father, David Singer, found The History of Love in the window of a bookstore in Buenos Aires when he was twenty-two, while traveling alone with a topographical map, a compass, a Swiss Army knife, and a Spanish-Hebrew dictionary.†   (source)
  • Old ones, new ones, maps topographical, cultural, political, and agricultural.†   (source)
  • I envied the blind brothers, navigating a mercifully detail-free topography; the world in wireframe.†   (source)
  • My topography was different.†   (source)
  • Dried algae stuck to the walls and the sand formed a strange topography on the floors.†   (source)
  • I placed the one she wanted, a topographical map of the county, on the counter with the rest.†   (source)
  • But his hand was so tightly fisted that it was white, the veins standing out in a stark topography across the back of it.†   (source)
  • "Map," Fang said, pulling out a faded topographical drawing.†   (source)
  • Maybe it's the climate, the topography.†   (source)
  • The maps reveal rumours of topography, the routes for invasion and trade, and the dark mad mind of travellers' tales appears throughout Arab and Chinese and medieval records.†   (source)
  • Topographic, touristical, some schematic-these last handmade.†   (source)
  • When discussing taxation, does "local" knowledge mean being topographically familiar with every mountain, river, stream, highway, and road in each State?†   (source)
  • The topography favors an army lying in wait, ready to spring a surprise attack.†   (source)
  • Like the trappers and explorers who first came through these Indian lands, we would throw away our topographical map and sense our way to the top.†   (source)
  • Given the treacherous nature of the local topography (most of the cliffs that riddle the region are composed of Navajo sandstone, a crumbly stratum that erodes into smooth, bulging precipices) and Ruess's penchant for dangerous climbing, this is a credible scenario.   (source)
    topography = features of the surface area of a region
  • Unlike McCandless, however, I have in my backpack a 1:63,360-scale topographic map (that is, a map on which one inch represents one mile).   (source)
    topographic = showing the features of the surface area of a region -- especially changes in elevation
  • Thinking that his escape route had been cut off, he returned to the bus, a reasonable course of action, given his topographical ignorance.   (source)
    topographical = regarding features of the surface area of a region
  • If McCandless had possessed a U.S. Geological Survey topographic map, it would have alerted him to the existence of a Park Service cabin on the upper Sushana River, six miles due south of the bus, a distance he might have been able to cover even in his severely weakened state.   (source)
    topographic = showing the features of the surface area of a region -- especially changes in elevation
  • The topography beneath his feet was that of Christ's time.†   (source)
  • They were detailed topographical charts for the main area of the island, where they now were.†   (source)
  • The word torn apart, splayed open: the implacable topography of sex.†   (source)
  • They went back to the topographical map and looked closely at the contour lines.†   (source)
  • They did their best to fix it, but the topography remained uneven.†   (source)
  • The giantess's body had completely changed the topography.†   (source)
  • And this dumping also changes the topography of the land.†   (source)
  • Information on Riker's Hill and the topography.†   (source)
  • My head still hurt, and the sizable knot above my left temple looked, the Colonel thought, like a miniaturized topographical map of Macedonia, which I had not previously known was a place, let alone a country.†   (source)
  • It was magnificent country, as topographically imposing as any landscape on earth, but it wasn't wilderness, and hadn't been for hundreds of years.†   (source)
  • And, though I had a six-month respite from thinking about it, so was I. I Elementary Topography Perhaps it's still unclear how I ended up in there.†   (source)
  • Ship Channel, Leonard George explained, was like many other places island men netted salmon: a narrow and limited seafloor topography which forced you to fish within sight of other men and to move about with care lest, in the night fog general to Island County in early autumn, you motor across a set net and destroy it by winding it up in your propeller.†   (source)
  • Director (sensored) Applied Topography Two locked doors with a five-foot space between them where you had to stand while the nurse relocked the first door and unlocked the second.†   (source)
  • Topography of the Future.†   (source)
  • So, Saturday afternoon, I tied on my new hiking boots—purchased that morning using my twenty-per-cent-off employee discount for the first time—grabbed my new topographical map of the Olympic Peninsula, and drove to La Push.†   (source)
  • Despite living in New York City for most of his adult life, where he was surrounded by a large supply of story material that other writers had culled with critical and financial success over the years, Jack Cardinal had chosen to base all his novels upon the place the train was carrying his family to: the mountains of Virginia that rose high in the toe of the state's topographical boot.†   (source)
  • He'd have to get a good topographical map of the area, in addition to the street map he had just bought.†   (source)
  • Weird how it never worked in the daylight, when you could actually see the topography of someone's face, the lines and bumps, the scars.†   (source)
  • Armies streamed into the hotel's interior courtyard—a topographical killing zone big enough to be its own sovereign country, with woods, meadows, rivers, hills, and mock villages.†   (source)
  • Also arriving on the special car, fluttering around Mr. Brown, were the solemn lawyers dressed in black who in different times had followed Colonel Aureliano Buendia everywhere, and that led the people to think that the agronomists, hydrologists, topographers, and surveyors, like Mr. Herbert with his captive balloons and his colored butterflies and Mr. Brown with his mausoleum on wheels and his ferocious German shepherd dogs, had something to do with the war.†   (source)
  • He popped the tapes out, perused the topography maps, and calculated the distance from Riker's Hill to the river.†   (source)
  • She'd been in earlier, though: the rare-book room had been left unlocked, and when he turned on the light, he saw a note on the desk, along with the topography maps he'd mentioned.†   (source)
  • When a company of new priests arrived (they never came singly) Archbishop S—— sent them out to stay with Father Latour for a few months, to receive instruction in Spanish, in the topography of the diocese, in the character and traditions of the different pueblos.†   (source)
  • The district is of historic, no less than of topographical interest.†   (source)
  • I don't know whether you have given much study to the topography.†   (source)
  • Those through which Jurgis and Ona were walking resembled streets less than they did a miniature topographical map.†   (source)
  • At every step he named some topographical or biographical detail that left nothing to be desired on the score of accuracy.†   (source)
  • The Mexican scout knew the topography of the rough rock waste and guaranteed to place Pilchuck's force within striking distance of the Comanches by dawn next day.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, any marked change in the topography of the country was registered, perhaps photographed on her memory by the torturing vividness of her experience.†   (source)
  • It was here, at any rate, that my heroine spent many years of her life; which is my excuse for this topographical parenthesis.†   (source)
  • But in her topographical ignorance as a late comer to the place, she misreckoned the distance of her journey as not much more than half what it really was.†   (source)
  • Any one who will take the trouble to compare these unanswerable evidences of the topographical skill of our fathers a century since, with the more accurate sketches of our own time, will at once perceive that the men of the woods had a sufficient justification for all their criticism on this branch of the skill of the colonial governments, which did not at all hesitate to place a river or a lake a degree or two out of the way, even though they lay within a day's march of the inhabited…†   (source)
  • I find that even so long ago as 1792, in a "Topographical Description of the Town of Concord," by one of its citizens, in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the author, after speaking of Walden and White Ponds, adds, "In the middle of the latter may be seen, when the water is very low, a tree which appears as if it grew in the place where it now stands, although the roots are fifty feet below the surface of the water; the top of this tree is broken off, and at…†   (source)
  • July 1895 POSTSCRIPT To prevent disappointment to searchers for scenery it should be added that though the action of the narrative is supposed to proceed in the central and most secluded part of the heaths united into one whole, as above described, certain topographical features resembling those delineated really lie on the margin of the waste, several miles to the westward of the centre.†   (source)
  • At one time and another we had sent out topographical expeditions to survey and map the kingdom, but the priests had always interfered and raised trouble.†   (source)
  • "What an old-fashioned place it seems to be!" said Elizabeth-Jane, while her silent mother mused on other things than topography.†   (source)
  • Massachusetts, Connecticut River, and Boston Bay, you think paltry places, and the ear loves names of foreign and classic topography.†   (source)
  • Revolving all this in her mind, she cast her eyes around her, and arranged the topography of the garden in her head.†   (source)
  • I overdid it at one time"—Mr. Brooke still held Dorothea's hand, but had turned his face to Mr. Casaubon—"about topography, ruins, temples—I thought I had a clew, but I saw it would carry me too far, and nothing might come of it.†   (source)
  • They are kept together by the peculiarity of their topographical position; by their individual weakness and insignificancy; by the fear of powerful neighbors, to one of which they were formerly subject; by the few sources of contention among a people of such simple and homogeneous manners; by their joint interest in their dependent possessions; by the mutual aid they stand in need of, for suppressing insurrections and rebellions, an aid expressly stipulated and often required and…†   (source)
  • Is the knowledge of local circumstances, as applied to taxation, a minute topographical acquaintance with all the mountains, rivers, streams, highways, and bypaths in each State; or is it a general acquaintance with its situation and resources, with the state of its agriculture, commerce, manufactures, with the nature of its products and consumptions, with the different degrees and kinds of its wealth, property, and industry?†   (source)
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