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  • n. Plural form of headland.


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  • 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

  • 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

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

    Cowes weatherwatch

  • 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

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

    Country diary: Cary Marsh, Somerset

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rescuers continued to search the coast, lochs and headlands yesterday for evidence of the other whales who, it was hoped, had returned to open water.

    Whale rescuers in race against time after mass beaching at Scottish sea loch


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