American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A geologic depression of southwest Asia and eastern Africa extending from the Jordan River valley to Mozambique. The region is marked by a series of faults caused by volcanic action.
“Does their father take them boating on a nine-mile lake?”
“My journal reflects that I found the day's nine-mile hike to be "terrific.”
“Work at Presque Isle was far enough along that gangs could be shifted southward down the new nine-mile portage road to what became Fort Le Boeuf present-day Waterford, Pennsylvania.”
“When the first section of the Great Allegheny Passage – a nine-mile stretch at Ohiopyle, Pa. – opened 20 years ago, “it showed that if you build these trails, they will be used by locals but also attract tourists,” says Linda McKenna Boxx, president of the Allegheny Trail Alliance, an umbrella for seven trail groups.”
“A toxin called rotenone would first exterminate non-native fish from the nine-mile creek section—an idea that rankles some local anglers—under a proposal by state and federal biologists.”
“Federal and state game officials want to restore the Paiute cutthroat trout to the range scientists believe it occupied for many millennia—a nine-mile stretch of the Silver King Creek in the Sierra Nevada wilderness.”
“Trapped in a nine-mile section between two waterfalls, Mr. Somer says the trout developed into a distinct subspecies.”
“By the 1940s, Paiute trout were gone from the nine-mile stretch of creek.”
“The nine-mile project, planned to run between Secaucus and just north of New York's Penn Station, had been priced at $8.7 billion, with about a third kicked in each from New Jersey, the federal government and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.”
“Most convenient: A nine-mile taxi ride to downtown Memphis will take about 15 minutes and cost about $30.”
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