Usage examples for plateau

  1. When they had reached a plateau which lay on the road that led from the sea over the mountain into the oasis, he turned to the youth, and said: " If we always considered all the results of our actions there would be no sins committed." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The boy ran to his post at once, and in a few moments the whole of the little company was upon the plateau watching the points of light which came and went on the mountain opposite. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  3. From whichever side one climbs out of the surrounding lowlands into the Sila plateau the same succession of trees is encountered. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  4. We pitched our tent on a rising plateau just below a stretch of rushing water. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  5. Across the little plateau over which they were moving he led his followers until at last they came to a deep gulch or gully that had been worn into the side of the mountain. – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  6. He slid along the sharp slope to the plateau putting out his arms toward her. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  7. We had arrived at the foot of the long flight of stone steps which lead up to the rocky plateau of the Great Temple. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  8. This plateau was very extensive; in fact, it stretched indefinitely to the north- east, the only break in that direction being the distant gates of the Oliphant. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  9. The sun set; the shadows of night began to fall, but the plateau was silent. – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  10. Our host told me that if we went on along the same path which had led us to their place, we should come, in less than two hours, to a hut situated on the plateau of the mountain. – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  11. Late that afternoon, as we reached the height of the plateau Jones woke up and shouted: " Ha! – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  12. Pursuing a path which the moonlight just enabled me to perceive, I penetrated the forest; went on for about ten minutes; and finally emerged upon a plateau in the swampy undergrowth near which stood the ruins of an old chimney. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  13. Once on the plateau all was plain as far as the eye could see. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  14. Then, in bringing up water from this spring, which may be supposed to have been done in skins, a double ascent had to be made: first up on to the level plateau here very narrow, next up the steep down itself. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  15. The plateau is the park of the island, half a mile broad, and a mile and more long. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  16. So we have withdrawn from the plateau of Avron. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  17. Scattered here and there over this terrible plateau are tiny farmsteads, their houses and the walls shutting in the little patches under cultivation being built from the stones obtained in clearing the soil, a task requiring incredible patience. – The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ægean by Edward Alexander Powell
  18. The plateau was rough, deep covered with broken rock, but the trail, though faint, held to the edge. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  19. They walked for four hours without a pause, ever ascending among the hills, until they at last reached a sort of plateau upon which some six or eight men were gathered round a fire. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  20. The girl glanced out beneath the awnings across the sun- scorched littoral towards the blue ridge of the inland plateau before she answered him. – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss