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  • The basin-shaped structure in the middle of the floor was to be filled with oil, to fuel a perpetual fire, similar to the eternal flame in the Temple of Vesta in the Roman Forum of two thousand years ago.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • The expedition or rather, what was left of it-found itself in a basin-shaped depression in the middle of the desert.

    Secret Mission Moluk

  • Squat, basin-shaped helmets formed the only article of attire that the crew had in common.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • It seemed like a vast basin-shaped world, for all around me the surface appeared to rise, and I was in what looked like a depression; yet I knew that the basin and the depression were an illusion, and that this appearance was due to the immense extent of level surface with the environment of lofty mountains.

    A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

  • I found the rocks of much of the country have been curiously compressed and hardened and thrown into parallel irregular folds, and that these rocks were afterwards worn down by the action of water, at a time when the land was still beneath the ocean, with the result that many basin-shaped depressions are preserved and exposed, each of which holds a certain amount of water.

    A Winter Tour in South Africa

  • Once over the Pass, the view on the other side of the large basin-shaped plateau in which Sindanglaya lies is more attractive than on the

    Across the Equator A Holiday Trip in Java

  • It is a great high hollow basin-shaped island, inaccessible all round but at one narrow chip in the west side of the basin, which can be easily defended.

    Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before

  • On the inside of the girdle is a smooth, basin-shaped support for the contents of the abdomen, but on the outside the bones are rough and irregular and provide many places for the attachment of muscles and ligaments.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • He wears a great basin-shaped white hat, and has a rush mat over his shoulders to temper the heat of the sun or shed the rain.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Japan

  • Within the basin-shaped depression are generally found all manner of remains.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

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