Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See relief, 9.

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Examples

  • I had a feeling as if it were false, a large relief-map that I was looking down upon, and which I wanted to smash.

    Twilight in Italy

  • In two hours I was at the top of the hill, looking out over the intervening valley at the long lake of Zurich, spread there beyond with its girdle of low hills, like a relief-map.

    Twilight in Italy

  • His upper arms and shoulders were a grotesque relief-map of veins and muscular striation.

    Achille's Choice

  • Seen in terms of space, history shrivels into a mere wrinkling or furrowing of the surface as in an aerial relief-map or one of those pieced-together aerial photographs known in the trade as mosaics.

    Déjeuner sur l'Herbe

  • The garden looked like a relief-map now, and gave no indication of what it would be in August; such a jungle!

    The song of the lark

  • The heavy emptiness of his face, as rugged as a relief-map in the side-light, even made me forget the smell of the scones Iroquois Annie was vindictively scorching down in the kitchen.

    The Prairie Mother

  • Always it became smaller, and more and more like a coloured relief-map with tiny, Noah's-ark houses.

    The Rules of the Game

  • And this is why it is utterly pernicious to set a child making a clay relief-map of its own district, or to ask a child to draw conclusions from given observations.

    Fantasia of the Unconscious

  • The relief-map of the region about Verdun shows the sharply marked division of two plateaus situated on either side of the river Meuse.

    World's War Events, Vol. II

  • I seemed to be looking down upon a colored relief-map of the mountain systems of the continent.

    John L. Stoddard's Lectures, Vol. 10 (of 10) Southern California; Grand Canon of the Colorado River; Yellowstone National Park

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