from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. South African A deep ravine.
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- n. A glen; a ravine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glen; a ravine closed at its upper end.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ravine; in Cape Colony and the neighboring settlements, a gully.
Now we came to a deep "kloof" or cleft in the steep mountain-side, at the bottom of which, half hidden by the masses of ferns and rich rank greenery, trickled a little stream; now to an open space of rough ground, covered only with huge, weather-washed boulders.
A kloof, in the South African language of Afrikaans, is a canyon.
Wayne Du Plooy European settlers often broke away from the wagon tracks to kloof, helping fill out blank swaths of 19th- and early 20th-century maps.
European settlers often broke away from the wagon tracks to kloof, helping fill out blank swaths of 19th- and early 20th-century maps.
Once Laputa checked me with his hand as I was going to speak, and in silence we crossed the kloof of a little stream.
I saw quite clear the red kloof on the far side, where the collar was hid.
With my wrist-rope in his hand, he preceded me down the hill till we got to the red screes at the foot of the kloof.
Once, in a kloof not far from the Letaba, I killed a fine leopard, bringing him down with a single shot from a rocky shelf almost on the top of Colin.
What did surprise Ki-Gor was the fact that the Ubangi archers had arrived at the kloof ahead of them.
Knowing Julebba's vindictive jealousy and hatred of Helene, he dare not let her be carried into the kloof without him.