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Isthmus
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger masses of land.
Mesa
A broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more clifflike sides
strait
A narrow channel joining two larger bodies of water.
estuary
the part of the wide lower course of a river where its current is met by the tides. An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.
archipelago
A sea, such as the Aegean, containing a large number of scattered islands.
piedmont
An area of land formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range.
glacier
A huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a land mass, formed from compacted snow in an area where snow accumulation exceeds melting and sublimation
fall line
A line connecting the waterfalls of nearly parallel rivers that marks a drop in land level.
arroyo
A deep gully cut by an intermittent stream; a dry gulch.
A brook; a creek.
chasm
A deep, steep-sided opening in the earth's surface; an abyss or gorge.
reservoir
A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage and regulation of water.
precipice
An overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock, such as a crag or the face of a cliff.
cataract
A large or high waterfall.
fjord
A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes.