from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A hill or ridge of wind-blown sand.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An ancient fort with a hemispherical or conical roof.
- noun A mound, ridge, or hill of loose sand, heaped up by the wind on the sea-coast, or rarely on the shore of a large lake, as on Lake Superior.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but often carried far inland by the prevailing winds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun geomorphology A ridge or
hillof sandpiled up by the wind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Whether you want to ride the dunes in dune buggies or tear them up with an ATV, this park will accommodate your needs.
In effect, he cannot tell a sand dune from a sandworm.
I saw them a couple weeks ago at CMJ, learned how to pronounce their name dune-yen, not dungeon, and found them strangely entertaining.
That tee, once 60 yards from the edge of the dune, is now just two yards from a 40-foot drop into the ocean.
This contact between the Kayenta Formation and Navajo Sandstone illustrates the local switch from a fluvial environment, periodically inundated with tongues of sand erg deposits, to a permanent onset of long term dune activity
11: 27 AM happyseaurchin said ... dune is astounding ...
"Minister van Schalkwyk's commitment addresses the potential impact of two proposed projects on Pondoland, namely dune mining along the coast, and the construction of the N2 toll road," he said.
At the foot of the dune were the Shipwreck Tavern and other commercial buildings built of logs, or concrete cast and painted to resemble logs.
Lyle Compton had called the dune-dwellers a giddy bunch, and their chitchat about UFOs and horoscopes confirmed that opinion.
Now, any dictionary or Scotchman will tell you that a dune is a hill of loose sand.
qroqqa commented on the word dune
Philatelic term for the Arab microstates that around 1970 flooded the children's stamp-collecting market with brightly coloured gummed labels purporting to be postage stamps.
January 5, 2009
yarb commented on the word dune
Ha ha! I remember those. Bloody Sharjah and Fujairah!
January 6, 2009