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Synonyms for gorge

Synonyms for gorge

to satisfy to the full or to excess

Synonyms for gorge

a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)

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a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

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On the Tuesday there was a bitter frost, and the ground rung like iron beneath the feet of the horses; yet ere evening the prince himself, with the main battle of his army, had passed the gorge and united with his vanguard at Pampeluna.
"Never mind," he answered; and, slinging his weapon over his shoulder, strode off down the gorge and so away into the heart of the mountains to the haunts of the wild beasts.
From the north cage one looks up the Neckar gorge; from the west one he looks down it.
Already she could hear the increasing roar of the river as it rushed, wild and tumultuous, through the entrance to the narrow gorge below her.
With a prayer to her Maker she threw her hands above her head in the last effort of the drowning swimmer to clutch at even thin air for support--the current caught and swirled her downward toward the gorge, and, at the same instant her fingers touched and closed upon something which swung low above the water.
As the Indians had represented, they were now in a natural fastness of the mountains, the ingress and egress of which was by a deep gorge, so narrow, rugged, and difficult as to prevent secret approach or rapid retreat, and to admit of easy defence.
Advancing cautiously he crawled toward the opposite end imbued with a full realization of what it would mean if Numa should suddenly enter the tunnel in front of him; but Numa did not appear and the ape-man emerged at length into the open and stood erect, finding himself in a rocky cleft whose precipitous walls rose almost sheer on every hand, the tunnel from the gorge passing through the cliff and forming a passageway from the outer world into a large pocket or gulch entirely enclosed by steep walls of rock.
Finding an easy descent to the gorge, he was about to pursue his journey in the direction of the still-booming guns when a sudden thought caused him to halt and a half-smile to play about his lips.
Together we stood towards the close of this weary day in the cavity of the third gorge we had entered, wholly incapacitated for any further exertion, until restored to some degree of strength by food and repose.
Russian warplanes and artillery continued to target rebels hiding in dozens of villages between the Argun and Vedeno gorges, which cut south from Russian-occupied regions in the north to the few remaining rebel- controlled territories in the mountains.
Factfile: Staying there - Eurocamp (01565 626262) have several sites on or close to the River Ardeche and the gorges. A 14-night break in high season at Camping l'Arcechois near Vallon Pont D'Arc costs pounds 961 for a family of two adults and up tofour children.
Distinguishing among the world's canyons, gorges, and valleys is no easy task.
Dai Qing first criticized China's Three Gorges dam project in the Chinese daily press, and compiled and edited Yangtze!, Yangtze!, a collection of essays by prominent Chinese intellectuals opposed to the dam, in 1989.
The project's designers claim the Three Gorges Dam will prevent catastrophic floods and generate electric power for as many as one-ninth to one-third of China's 1.2 billion people.
(FNS)--When a high-end furniture retailer in Indiana wanted help, it called a turnaround specialist, Richard Gorges.