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land that is plowed or spaded and used for growing crops
CULTIVATED LAND
the swiftly moving part of a stream
CURRENT
a small valley
DALE
a bank or wall built across a stream to hold back water
DAM
a small, sheltered valley or ravine
DELL
a deposit, usually triangular in shape, of sand and soil that forms at the mouth of a river
DELTA
a large area of land with little or no moisture or vegetation
DESERT
earth or toher material built up along a river or ocean to keep the water from overflowing onto land
DIKE
a water parting or watershed that separates two drainage areas
DIVIDE
the direction in which a stream is flowing
DOWNSTREAM
the area from wich a single stream or river and its tributaries drains all of the water
DRAINAGE BASIN
a hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind
DUNE
height or distance above sea level
ELEVATION
a narrow arm of the sea at the mouth of a river where the ocean tide meets the river current
ESTUARY
the line connecting the places where streams emerge from the uplands onto lowlands usually marked by waterfalls or rapids
FALL LINE
the area from wich a single stream or river and its tributaries drains all of the water
DRAINAGE BASIN
a hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind
DUNE
height or distance above sea level
ELEVATION
a narrow arm of the sea at the mouth of a river where the ocean tide meets the river current
ESTUARY
the line connecting the places where streams emerge from the uplands onto lowlands usually marked by waterfalls or rapids
FALL LINE
the area from wich a single stream or river and its tributaries drains all of the water
DRAINAGE BASIN
a hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind
DUNE
height or distance above sea level
ELEVATION
a narrow arm of the sea at the mouth of a river where the ocean tide meets the river current
ESTUARY
the line connecting the places where streams emerge from the uplands onto lowlands usually marked by waterfalls or rapids
FALL LINE
an area of cleared land, often bounded by fences
FIELD
a deep, narrow inlet of the sea between high, steep banks
FJORD
a hill at the base of a mountain
FOOTHILL
a shallow place where a stream or body of water may be crossed by wading or driving through the water
FORD
a large area of land covered with the trees
FOREST
a large sheet or stream of ice formed in an area, usually at high elevations where the temperature remains below or near freezing and more snow accumulates in winter than melts in summer
GLACIER
elevation or height above sea level
ALTITUDE
a group or chain of many islands in a sea (usually shaped like an arch)
ARCHIPELAGO
an inlet from the sea or other body of water
ARM
a small island the shape of a ring or horseshoe formed by deposits of coral sea animals
ATOLL
the steep or sloping border of any stream
BANK
a low place in the surface of the land, usually with a body of water occupying the lowest part
BASIN
any inlet of the ocean or part of the ocean bordering on land and partly surrounded by land
BAY
a slow, sluggish stream; usually used to describe inlets from the Gulf of Mexico or from the Mississippi River
BAYOU
the pebbly or sandy shore ofthe sea or of a lake that is washed by the waves
BEACH
a steep, high bank beside a body of water
BLUFF
very wet, spongy ground not able to support much weight, usually made up of decayed plants
BOG
a small stream or creek emptying into a larger stream
BRANCH
waves breaking into foam as they approach or dash against the shore
BREAKERS
the very edge at the top of a bluff, cliff, or precipice
BRINK
a natural stream of running water smaller than a river or a creek
BROOK
a constructed channel filled with water used for navigation, irrigation, or drainage
CANAL
a deep, narrow valley having high, steep slopes
CANYON
a narrow piece of land projecting into the sea
CAPE
a deep, hollowed-out area under the earth's surface
CAVE
a large cave of room size or larger
CAVERN
a narrow strip of water
CHANNEL
an empty, deep gap in the surface of the earth
CHASM
a cone-shaped mass of material made by volcanic eruption
CINDER CONE
the steep, rocky face of a bluff
CLIFF
land along the sea
COAST
any one of the seven largest areas of land on the Earth's surface
CONTINENT
the shallow sea area bordering the continents
CONTINENTAL SHELF
a nation or area of land that is politically controlled by one government
COUNTRY
a small, sheltered inlet fom any body of water
COVE
a projecting point of rock, usually perpendicular or nearly so
CRAG
the bowl shaped opening at the top of a volcano
CRATER
a natural stream of running water larger than a brook but smaller than a river
CREEK