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Synonyms for crest

the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

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the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

the center of a cambered road

(heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet

lie at the top of

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reach a high point

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Fifty miles away to the westward, Mount Rubeho raised its sparkling crest, marking the limit of the Ugogo country in east longitude thirty-six degrees twenty minutes.
The son of Telamon now struck him under the ear with a spear which he then drew back again, and Imbrius fell headlong as an ash-tree when it is felled on the crest of some high mountain beacon, and its delicate green foliage comes toppling down to the ground.
Pisander struck the peak of Menelaus's crested helmet just under the crest itself, and Menelaus hit Pisander as he was coming towards him, on the forehead, just at the rise of his nose; the bones cracked and his two gore-bedrabbled eyes fell by his feet in the dust.
The young officer salutes again, wheels his horse, and rides straight toward the crest of the hill.
There is no hope except the hope against hope that the crest is clear.
Our horseman, now within a quarter of a mile of the crest, suddenly wheels to the left and gallops in a direction parallel to it.
Our cannon speak and the enemy's now open in full chorus; to right and left as far as we can see, the distant crest, seeming now so near, erects its towers of cloud, and the great shot pitch roaring down among our moving masses.
Again he directs his eyes forward; they slowly traverse that malign and awful crest.
Of the three hundred and seventy men who had held the crest, one hundred and seventy-two were left standing, many of whom were sorely wounded and weak from loss of blood.
Yet if help were brought us we might hold the crest until it comes.
He turned, stared, bawled something about "crawling out in a thing like a dish cover," and ran on to the gate of the house at the crest.
We had ascended it near the place of its termination and at its lowest point, and now saw our route to the mountains distinctly defined along its narrow crest, which was covered with a soft carpet of verdure, and was in many parts only a few feet wide.
Our mortar would not carry a line halfway to the crest of the lowest point.
Gently she rose from the surface of the water, executed a wide spiral as she mounted rapidly, circled once far above us and then disappeared over the crest of the cliffs.
The team then applied a modified version of the technique to skin cells from healthy adults and found that the skin cells became neural crests at a rate similar to the team's previous experiments.