from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A deep ravine.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A ravine; in Cape Colony and the neighboring settlements, a gully.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun South Africa A glen; a ravine closed at its upper end.
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- noun South Africa A
glen; a ravine
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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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.
European settlers often broke away from the wagon tracks to kloof, helping fill out blank swaths of 19th- and early 20th-century maps.
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.
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.
Once Laputa checked me with his hand as I was going to speak, and in silence we crossed the kloof of a little stream.
Knowing Julebba's vindictive jealousy and hatred of Helene, he dare not let her be carried into the kloof without him.
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.