promontory


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Synonyms for promontory

Synonyms for promontory

a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

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They were down wind from Tarzan, and so their scent was not carried to him, and as his back was turned half toward them he did not see their cautious advance over the edge of the promontory and down through the rank grass toward the sandy beach where he lay.
In a moment the blacks had scattered for their lives, but of the score that had crept down the grassy sides of the promontory only a single warrior managed to escape the horde that had overwhelmed his people.
We were not far off the line the wind made with the western edge of the promontory, and I watched in the hope that some set of the current or send of the sea would drift us past before we reached the surf.
I had seen a distant headland past the extreme edge of the promontory, and as we looked we could see grow the intervening coastline of what was evidently a deep cove.
Two miles farther on we were stopped by the promontory which shelters the bay from the southerly winds.
Arrived at the upper ridge of the promontory, I saw a vast white plain covered with morses.
On the following day, the ship having drifted near the land, anchored in fourteen fathoms water, to the northward of the long peninsula or promontory which forms the north side of the entrance, and is called Cape Disappointment.
They were nearing the edge of the promontory, and the view was stealing round them, but the brown network of the bushes shattered it into countless pieces.
As the last of them disappeared behind the promontory, Carthoris turned toward Thuvia of Ptarth.
I carefully traced the windings of the land and hailed a steeple which I at length saw issuing from behind a small promontory.
As I turned the promontory I perceived a small neat town and a good harbour, which I entered, my heart bounding with joy at my unexpected escape.
Even a basic agreement in these areas has not yet been globally embraced, which means financial companies may face additional changes to proposed regulations in the coming months," said Ronald Gould, Managing Director of Promontory in Greater China, in the Spring issue of 'Promontory Sightlines'.
Ludwig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Promontory Financial Group, issued the following statement on the death of Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, who died today in Rome at the age of 70.
The Silastic sheeting was placed between the graft and the promontory to create a middle ear space.
In response to requests from its member banks, Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC, of Arlington, Va.