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ravine
used in The Two Towers

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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.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Uruk-Hai (31% in)
ravine = a deep narrow steep-sided valley
  • The western side of each ridge was steep and difficult, but the eastward slopes were gentler, furrowed with many gullies and narrow ravines.
    3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- The Riders of Rohan (1% in)
  • In the narrow ravine a rough path descended like a steep stair into the plain.
    3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- The Riders of Rohan (12% in)
  • 'Well, in the early night we crept down a long ravine into the upper end of the Wizard's Vale, the Ents with all their rustling Huorns behind.
    3.9 -- Book 3 Chapter 9 -- Flotsam and Jetsam (35% in)
  • At the rim of the shattered bowl there lay vast mounds and slopes, like the shingles cast up by a great storm; and beyond them the green and tangled valley ran up into the long ravine between the dark arms of the mountains.
    3.10 -- Book 3 Chapter 10 -- The Voice of Saruman (2% in)
  • The ridge took a sharper bend northward and was gashed by a deeper ravine.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (15% in)
  • Once in milder days there must have been a fair thicket in the ravine, but now, after some fifty yards, the trees came to an end, though old broken stumps straggled on almost to the cliff's brink.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (17% in)
  • No noise of the falls could be heard, for a long southward slope lay now between them and the ravine in which the stream flowed.
    4.7 -- Book 4 Chapter 7 -- Journey to the Cross-roads (14% in)
  • At one point it crawled sideways right to the edge of the dark chasm, and Frodo glancing down saw below him as a vast deep pit the great ravine at the head of the Morgul Valley.
    4.8 -- Book 4 Chapter 8 -- The Stairs of Cirith Ungol (53% in)
  • The path had veered away from the main pass in the great ravine, and it now followed its own perilous course at the bottom of a lesser cleft among the higher regions of the Ephel Duath.
    4.8 -- Book 4 Chapter 8 -- The Stairs of Cirith Ungol (54% in)
  • They passed on, Gollum in front and the hobbits now side by side, up the long ravine between the piers and columns of torn and weathered rock, standing like huge unshapen statues on either hand.
    4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (2% in)
  • There were webs of horror in the dark ravines of Beleriand where it was forged.
    4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (55% in)

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