from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A lake of northern California formerly connected with Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon.


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  • Berenice Abbott had a similar aesthetic, frequently shooting from odd angles and turning the canyon-like streets into angular blocks of black and white.

    Photo-Op: Tunnel Vision

  • Despite suggestions that Citi Field has been a graveyard for their hitters—and those suggestions have not been completely void of merit—the Mets generally didn't let their ballpark's canyon-like dimensions bother them during their first two seasons there.

    Home Is Where the Mets' Heartbreak Is

  • Even now, in the midst of the Festival (s), when the main streets are so full of tourists you can hardly move, the canyon-like closes are still and quiet and full of atmosphere.

    Brian Ruckley · Edinburgh Meanderings

  • But in this case the canyon-like hallway on the ground floor lets more light into the home.

    A Tall Order in San Francisco

  • Vertical Living in San Francisco The front exterior Visitors enter through a 10-foot-tall steel door and step into a canyon-like, concrete hallway open to the sky, leading to separate entrances to the home and Ms. Kawano's ground-floor art studio.

    A Tall Order in San Francisco

  • The two plays were symbolic of the canyon-like gap between the once-beaten Titans and the winless Lions.

  • Fewer buyers means lower prices — hence the canyon-like price differential between new cars versus those driven even slightly.

    The New Information Goldmine

  • The rugged peaks that alternate with broad, mountain plateaus were formed during the late Tertiary - early Quaternary periods as a result of outflows of basaltic and andesite lavas, and the edges of these plateaus are usually located at an elevation of between 650-680 m, often cut with deep, sometimes canyon-like river valleys.

    Central Sikhote-Alin, Russian Federation

  • In downtown Chicago, you get spectacular effects at sunset today with the sun shining straight down the canyon-like east-west streets, and even shining through underpasses.

    Archive 2005-09-18

  • Crossing at right angles the great thoroughfare on which they walked, was a second canyon-like way, threaded by throngs and vehicles and various lines of cars which clanged their bells and made such progress as they might amid swiftly moving streams of traffic.

    An American Tragedy


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