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Synonyms for escarpment

a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge

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a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification

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Residents of the Kerio escarpment in Elgeyo Marakwet County are fearful after cracks opened up following heavy rain.
Since April 26, various American units of the 24th and 96th Divisions had been engaged in fierce battle with the Japanese at the Maeda Escarpment. After an artillery barrage of 1,616 rounds, the attack had been launched.
Named after one of Australia's most endangered bird species, the Alwal or Golden Shouldered Parrot, the park is home to one of the last known populations of the parrot, as well as woodlands, seasonal wetlands, vine thickets and escarpments with significant conservation values.
It is only now that you are able to inspect the steep escarpments that face north.
And as if they haven't been through enough, the next morning, one member from each team is chosen to traverse a gap between the escarpments and return with a flag from the summit.
In 2004, the Baltic Klint, represented by seven selected sections in North Estonia, was nominated for inclusion in the World Heritage List as one of the longest continuous escarpments in the world, where fossil-rich Cambrian and Ordovician rocks can be followed in a wide geographical and geological extent.
And on the left, escarpments! Animated stream beds lacked walkable banks.
2000 'Doing less with less: The Ontario provincial government's environmental streamlining has weakened the Niagara Escarpments Commission's ability to protect one of Canada's natural treasures' Alternatives Journal 26(1), 4-5
These abandoned fortune seekers stand with fixed smiles in the lurid daytime-television landscapes, ringed by blinking lights and great escarpments of technicolor numbers.
Flat alluvial fields rise up from the river to meet undulating slopes and escarpments that have been in cultivation since the sixteenth century.
Where meanders cut into the valley walls, large, unstable escarpments (reaching higher than 30 meters) have developed.
Terrain along the pipeline route varies from metropolitan roadway, undulating agricultural lands and steep escarpments to swamps, rivers, valleys and dense bush land.
Wells (1965) suggested that nonriparian woodlands on escarpments in the Great Plains are fire refugia because broken topography can halt the spread of fires.
He proposes, for example, that oceans could have sculpted the unusual, cliff-like escarpments of two volcanoes on Mars: Olympus Mons and Apollinaris Patera.