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a large sheet or stream of ice formed in high areas where more snow accumalates than melts
glacier
Holds back water
Dam
A very steep, high cliff
precipice
A group of Islands
Archipelago
a long narrow sandy point of land projecting into water
spit
stream of water falling over a precipice
waterfall
line on a mountain above which trees do not grow
timberline
Cone shaped mountain formed by lava and cinders
volcano
Vast area of level or rolling land without trees located in central part of USA
Plain
man-made channel filled with water used for navigation
canal
narrow piece of land connecting two larger pieces of land
isthmus
a stream that flows into another stream
tributary
line connecting the place where sreams emerge from uplands to lowlands, usually marked by waterfalls or rapids
fall line
where a river begins
river source
narrow and deep strip of water usually used for navagation
channel
flat topped hill with sloping sides
Mesa
elevation or hieght above sea level
altitude
land used for growing crops
cultivated land
large area of land with little or no moisture or vegetation
desert
Huge block of ice brocken from a glacier
Iceberg
Deep narrow valley with steep slopes
canyon
A series of connecting mountains
mountain range
land between hills or mountains usually containing a stream
valley
highest part of a hill or mountain
summit
land along the ocean or sea
coast
Narrow strip of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
Straight
triangular shaped piece of land or the mouth of a river flowing into a lake or ocean
delta
a man made lake usually made by damming a stream of running water
resevoir
a piece of land nearly surrounded by water and attached to a larger piece of land
peninsula
one of seven large land areas
continent
fertile spot within a desert watered by underground springs or by irrigation
oasis
sheltered body of water where ships anchor
harbor
narrow piece of land projecting into the sea
cape
Large area of rolling land along the foot of a mountain range
piedmont
an area of low spongy land too wet to farm but supporting vegetation
swamp