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  • n. Plural form of gorge.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gorge.


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  • The drive inland to the plateau through spectacular mountain gorges is splendid, and the vast lonely plateau stretching out to the horizon with the occasional nomad 'homesteads,' permanent small mosques and milling camel herds is incredibly evocative.

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  • West they turned, dropping down wild mountain gorges from the height of land of the interior valleys.

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  • When storms and floods were high the loud roaring of the wind through the wild mountain gorges and the terrific raging of the torrent over its rocky course gave to this savage locality its ill-omened names of

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  • [32 Grätz.] see nothing but a mountain wall before you, and contemplate the prospect of a long tunnel; but the engineer has discovered some winding narrow valley, along which you glide until you come again to similar impassable-looking walls, where another mysterious outlet through narrow mountain gorges is found.

    A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia

  • Over all these battles, over all these humming messengers of death, over all these night assaults and defeats, over all these weary, exhausting marches through swamps and forests and mountain gorges, God has presided, rifting results as huge stones from the quarry, and hewing and fitting them as materials for the great structure which is rising, -- rising according to the pattern shown in the mount.

    Memorial Sermons

  • They were walking through a tangled woodland, along one of the deep mountain gorges; the naturalist stopping frequently to give closer notice to something.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • – Took such a lovely, quiet ride to the Sardinian outposts, through a country of massive foliage, green hedges, and deep mountain gorges, to where a little village peeped out at us from beneath its heavy crown of verdure.

    Journal Kept During The Russian War: From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854, To The Fall Of Sebastopol

  • In Westerns, the heroes are men of smoke-’em-out edicts and action, played out in gorges on their ranches; in Easterns, the heroes have windy, nuanced dialogue, delivered with a lockjaw in mansions on Beacon Hill and on windsurfing expeditions off Nantucket.

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  • The offshoot roads to the gorges are a bit worse with a few creek crossings and more corrugations but still they are not too difficult. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • However, this is a delicate issue not just for the CJC, but also the University since swimming and playing in the gorges is a longstanding part of Cornell tradition.

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