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promontory
used in Through the Tunnel

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Definition
a high point of land or rock that overlooks land at lower elevation — often a rocky one that juts out into the sea
  • On the edge of a small cape that marked the side of the bay away from the promontory was a loose scatter of rocks.
  • As he went lower, he saw that it spread among small promontories and inlets of rough, sharp rock, and the crisping, lapping surface showed stains of purple and darker blue.
  • When he was so far out that he could look back not only on the little bay but past the promontory that was between it and the bigbeach, he floated on the buoyant surface and looked for his mother.
  • The boys were gathering up their bits of clothing and running off along the shore to another promontory.

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