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ravine

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Definition a deep narrow steep-sided valley — especially one formed by running water
  • The car plunged into a 15-foot ravine.
ravine = deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • I was afraid that if we climbed into the ravine, we might be caught in a flood before we could get out.
  • ravine = deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • Soon we could see the broken, grassy clay cliffs which indicated the windings of the stream, and the glittering tops of the cottonwoods and ash trees that grew down in the ravine.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • ...what Mowgli looked at was the sides of the ravine, and he saw with a great deal of satisfaction that they ran nearly straight up and down, while the vines and creepers that hung over them would give no foothold to a tiger who wanted to get out.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • We burn the wood we find in the ravine.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • ravine = a deep narrow steep-sided valley — especially one formed by running water
  • The orc-band began to descend a narrow ravine leading down into the misty plain below.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • ravine = a deep narrow steep-sided valley
  • The cliff broke off again last year during the rainstorms, a ledge the length of five men. Collapsed all at once and buried everything along that side of the ravine with rocks and dirt three stories deep.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • ravine = a deep narrow steep-sided valley
  • Shere Khan heard the thunder of their hoofs, picked himself up, and lumbered down the ravine, looking from side to side for some way of escape,
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • "Now thou knowest!" and the torrent of black horns, foaming muzzles, and staring eyes whirled down the ravine just as boulders go down in floodtime;
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • Once started, there was no chance of stopping, and before they were fairly in the bed of the ravine Rama winded Shere Khan and bellowed.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • ...but the walls of the ravine were straight and he had to hold on, heavy with his dinner and his drink, willing to do anything rather than fight.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • ...the weaker buffaloes being shouldered out to the sides of the ravine where they tore through the creepers.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • He put his hands to his mouth and shouted down the ravine—it was almost like shouting down a tunnel—and the echoes jumped from rock to rock.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • ...on a grassy patch that sloped steeply down to the ravine itself.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • "Who calls?" said Shere Khan, and a splendid peacock fluttered up out of the ravine screeching.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • At last Mowgli rounded up the bewildered herd at the head of the ravine...
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • ...for he knew that after a meal and a full drink Shere Khan would not be in any condition to fight or to clamber up the sides of the ravine.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • It was a long, long circle, for they did not wish to get too near the ravine and give Shere Khan warning.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • They charged down on him, and he ran just before them to the foot of the ravine, as Akela drove the bulls far to the left.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley
  • Gray Brother, when we are gone, hold the cows together, and drive them into the foot of the ravine.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
ravine = a deep, narrow, steep-sided valley

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