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  • noun the formation of cliffs

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Examples

  • Beaches, corals, and cliffing: John Lloyd State Park

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  • The question is, of course, will the finished restored beach resist cliffing and erosion?

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  • Most of the time, beach cliffing is a natural process accelerated by beachfront development which prevents full wind and rain and wave action from rebuilding the beach.

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  • The quoin-shaped hills of the foreground, all uptilted and cliffing to the north, show the curious mauve and red tints of the many-coloured clays called in the Brazil Tauá.

    The Land of Midian

  • Follows Umm el-Furút (the “Mother of Plenty”), a mural crest, a quoin-shaped wall, cliffing to the south: the face, perpendicular where it looks seawards, bears a succession of scars, upright gashes, the work of wind and weather; and the body which supports it is a slope disposed at the natural angle.

    The Land of Midian

  • The hill-casing of the valley forms no regular line; the heaps of black, red, and rusty trap are here detached and pyramidal, there cliffing as if in presence of the sea.

    The Land of Midian

  • The hill-casing of the valley forms no regular line; the heaps of black, red, and rusty trap are here detached and pyramidal, there cliffing as if in presence of the sea.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

  • The height at the edge of the precipice which, cliffing to the north, showed a view of our camp and of Yubú and Shu'shú 'Islands, was in round numbers 450 feet

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

  • The quoin-shaped hills of the foreground, all uptilted and cliffing to the north, show the curious mauve and red tints of the many-coloured clays called in the Brazil Tauá.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

  • Follows Umm el-Furút (the "Mother of Plenty"), a mural crest, a quoin-shaped wall, cliffing to the south: the face, perpendicular where it looks seawards, bears a succession of scars, upright gashes, the work of wind and weather; and the body which supports it is a slope disposed at the natural angle.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

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