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  • noun Plural form of headland.

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Examples

  • The headlands are the numerous prominences which jut out along the north shore of St. Bride's Bay.

    George Borrow The Man and His Books

  • Wide headlands were being left around the ploughed fields and the right feed spread.

    Country diary: Cary Marsh, Somerset

  • Beauty and challenges surround Indian Head, located on the peninsula where the Potomac River meets Mattawoman Creek in southern Charles County - a place known in the 19th century as the Indian headlands.

    Indian Head, Md., free of sprawl - for better and worse

  • The headlands, though, are a different matter for they still form burgeoning banks of blossom – hogweed, vetch and newly opened harebells.

    Country diary: Staffordshire moorlands

  • With its sandy bays, rocky headlands, dunes, heaths, and broad expanses of green—all silhouetted against the Irish Sea and the blue-white peaks of Snowdonia—Anglesey offered some of the most lushly beautiful scenery to be found anywhere.

    William and Kate

  • Head past the posh cliff-top homes of Clifton and Camps Bay, meanwhile, for surfing hamlets such as Muizenberg, shark-diving spots like Gansbaai and—ultimately—the rocky headlands of Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans become one.

    Secret Season

  • With its sandy bays, rocky headlands, dunes, heaths, and broad expanses of green—all silhouetted against the Irish Sea and the blue-white peaks of Snowdonia—Anglesey offered some of the most lushly beautiful scenery to be found anywhere.

    William and Kate

  • A stiff north-westerly wind blew bracingly in from the grey and ochre ocean, soughing noisily through a field of high green corn stalks, bending the inland ash and thorn and willow, scraping the short turf and the bare headlands.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing

  • Winds can, though, spill around the headlands and cliffs, catching unwary sailing crews off guard with unexpected gusts of wind.

    Cowes weatherwatch

  • Large plants grew on the rim of the bay, and on the two headlands extending towards him.

    Pu’ukani’s Song « A Fly in Amber

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