cliff


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  • noun

Synonyms for cliff

Synonyms for cliff

a steep high face of rock

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But when he looked back at the cliff, there, hanging across the river, was a bridge all ready for him--made of living monkeys
Away to the northward, out to sea, ran a line of bars and shoals and rocks that would never let a ship come within six miles of the beach, and between the islands and the mainland was a stretch of deep water that ran up to the perpendicular cliffs, and somewhere below the cliffs was the mouth of the tunnel.
The most valuable of these they carried with them as far as the cliff, and left them there.
She wants to take him up in the seat on the churchyard cliff and show him the beauty of Whitby.
With their aid I am positive I could climb that detached pinnacle to the summit; but so long as the main cliff overhangs, it is vain to attempt ascending that.
To the left the cliff ran, apparently unbroken, across the head of the broad valley, to be lost in the outlines of what appeared to be a range of mighty mountains that skirted and confined the valley in every direction.
In the far distance the Golden Cliffs raised their mighty barrier faces far into the starlit heavens, the precious metals and scintillating jewels that composed them sparkling in the brilliant light of Mars's two gorgeous moons.
The labyrinthodon evidently thought that Ja was coming to double his portion of human flesh, so he was in no haste to pursue me to the cliff and frighten away this other tidbit.
The cliff itself offered me nothing, so I swam toward the mouth of the fiord.
Before the entrance lay many large fragments of rock of different sizes, similar to others scattered along the entire base of the cliff, and it was in Tarzan's mind that if he found the cave unoccupied he would barricade the door and insure himself a quiet and peaceful night's repose within the sheltered interior.
It was a narrow strip of sand at the base of a part of the cliff that seemed lower than any we had before scanned.
There is an electric drill with plenty of waterproof cable to reach from the ship's dynamos to the cliff-top when the Toreador is anchored at a safe distance from shore, and there is sufficient half-inch iron rod to build a ladder from the base to the top of the cliff.
Swiftly he descended the face of the cliff, and, dropping into a narrow ravine which led down to the far forest, he hastened onward in the direction of the smoke.
On more than one morning, at the base of the cliff, did we find the body of his latest wife.
Suppose you was falling over a cliff, wouldn't it be all right for me to reach out and hold you by the arm?