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- n. The physical characteristics of the terrain or surrounding natural environment.
- n. The trends, feelings, intentions, and other factors influencing a strategic, political, or social situation.
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He and Negrone walked around to get a feel for the place, to get a lay of the land to better understand the location of the buildings, the sight lines, the length and width of the alley and gangways, the height and condition of the fences, trees and plants.
As autumn had turned bitter, the immense force of the Imperial Order had reached a broad valley at a convergence of the Kern River and a large tributary, where the lay of the land provided space to accommodate their entire force.
By the evening of December 3, one of his team, a former Delta Force operator who had gone deep into Tora Bora, was back in Kabul to brief Berntsen about the lay of the land there and what would be needed to deliver a knockout blow to bin Laden and his men.