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  • They crossed low divides and ranged a dozen small streams in a lower-lying country before their quest was rewarded.

    The Battle of the Fangs

  • A third of the city is under a voluntary evacuation, particularly for the lower-lying sections around the Hudson.

    Weakened Dam Threatens City

  • Studies based on the hot box led de Saussure to hypothesize that it was cooler in the mountains than in lower-lying regions because, although the same amount of sunlight strikes the mountains as the flat lands, because the air in the mountains is more transparent it cannot trap as much solar heat. de Saussure's "hot box"

    De Saussure, Horace Bénédict

  • Access to high shelves is a simple matter of reaching, and over a given period you tend to walk faster and further along the same stretch of sidewalk than people with a considerably lower-lying center of gravity; being tall can be efficient.

    Tall

  • Orban said the latest dams, in the direction of lower-lying populated areas, were meant to slow the mud in case of a second rupture and give officials time to warn the population.

    Toxic Sludge Could Spill Again, Hungary Government Warns

  • Mike Esterl/The Wall Street Journal Julius 'Moochie' Metz brought his cattle to this land at a higher elevation as the Mississippi flooded his lower-lying Louisiana home and farm.

    Two Plagues Hit Louisiana

  • Slowly he followed it with his eyes, winding in wide sweeps among the bleak, bare hills, bleaker and barer and lower-lying than any hills he had yet encountered.

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • People in lower-lying areas don't want to live there anymore.

    'Lucky Beach' lives up to its name

  • The soldiers and police scouring downtown Rikuzentakata had to contend with a hailstorm and heavy rain that turned lower-lying areas into shallow ponds.

    Japan Redoubles Its Search Effort

  • I followed the path beside ancient overgrown hedges, heavy with elder blossom and sheltering patches of lady's bedstraw and betony, down to the banks of the river Wear where tree planting began this spring in lower-lying fields.

    Country diary: Low Burnhall, Durham

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