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  • n. Plural form of kloof.


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  • Somewhere 100 or so feet above the pine trees, I groped for a piece of climbing equipment that had dropped into a frigid nook filled with mountain water, halting my journey down one of South Africa's most spectacular "kloofs," high above the Western Cape city of Stellenbosch.

    Between a Rock and a Waterfall

  • The extreme sport of kloofing involves climbing up mountains and, typically, leaning back over the abyss and rappelling back down into steep canyons, or "kloofs," with lots of water.

    Between a Rock and a Waterfall

  • Emmanuel flipped the card and studied the pristine beauty of the misty hills and kloofs.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • There are plenty of kloofs and valleys to hide stolen animals.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Afar off was a roaring sound new to her, that, later, she discovered to be the rushing waters in the kloofs that were tearing tumultuously to swell the river a few miles off.

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • On the third day, one of the kloofs on the farm gave up a wig of golden hair, all muddy and weed-entangled.

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • "I haven't the faintest notion of Roddy's whereabouts," she said, "and if he is lost out in this storm, perhaps drowned in one of the kloofs, yours will be the blame, and I will see you are brought to book for it."

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • As for Roddy, poor kid, he is probably drowned in one of the kloofs and speeding for the river by now -- just the sort of adventure his queer little mind would embark on.

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • A halt was then made for a meal in rather a pretty spot, which actually boasted of some trees sufficiently large to afford shade, and under the foot of some well-wooded kloofs on our right.

    The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War With a Description of the Operations in the Aden Hinterland

  • The Infantry marching along the Magaliesberg searching the kloofs, farms at the base, and such-like, rendering progress, of necessity, slow.

    A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition


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