Usage examples for ridges

  1. The grounds mentioned here and those previously mentioned are known to the fishermen as the Moosabec Ridges. – Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine by Walter H. Rich
  2. We had a considerable body of troops at East Hanningfield, which lies in a hollow between two little ridges, both running from south- west to north- east, and about a mile apart. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  3. You are sure to be invited to admire Chobham Ridges, and no doubt twenty years ago it was fine wild country. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  4. It has no doubt been owing to this gentle slope, that the strip of land surrounding its lagoon, has increased in one part to the extraordinary width of three miles; it is formed of successive ridges of broken shells and corals, like those on the beach. – Coral-Reefs by Darwin, Charles
  5. In the hollow of the ridges the mist lay like broad lakes of water, and on one side of the plain stood the walls of the old town. – Notes of a War Correspondent by Richard Harding Davis
  6. Two ridges of mountains enclose the village, which is situated at the west end. – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  7. Milly's party came off that first spring after the Ridges had moved into the Acacia Street house,- in 1890 to be exact. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  8. Some of the ridges were fearfully steep and jagged. – Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California by Mary Evarts Anderson
  9. So the long summer afternoon wore away into twilight, and the sun fell behind the blue ridges we were to cross. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. Traversed a few small ridges of hills. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  11. It was over such ground as this, in such intolerable conditions, that our men fought and won their way across the chain of ridges which led to Passchendaele. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  12. A good many young people think nothing about life as it presents itself in the far horizon, bounded by the snowy ridges of threescore and the dim peaks beyond that remote barrier. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. De Puisaye ended his days in England, in the neighbourhood of London, in 1827.- In one of the letters of Mr. Surveyor Jones we observe some of the improvements of the Oak Ridges spoken of as " Puisaye's Town." – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  14. We go over ridges, some of them terribly steep. – The-Grand-Canyon-of-Arizona-how-to-see-it by James, George Wharton
  15. I had often heard it compared in outline to a ship,- the sunrise astern and the prow pointing westward,- and as we drove away that day and I looked back to the receding town, it seemed to me like a grand hulk of some richly laden galleon, aground on the rock that holds it, alone, abandoned to its fate among the barren billows of the tumbling ridges, its crew tired out with struggling and apathetic in despair, mocked by the finest air and the clearest sunshine that ever shone, and gazing always forward to the new world and the new times hidden in the rosy sunset, which they shall never see. – Castilian Days by John Hay
  16. Leaning against one of these ridges we looked back upon a wondrous sight. – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  17. The little house stood in solitude, just above a low bank of cliff whence the beach sank in sandy ridges. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  18. It may contain hills, valleys, and long ridges. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  19. But the talk was turned into another channel by the appearance- a few ridges off- for they were standing in a field- of Truffey, who, with frantic efforts to get on, made but little speed, so deep did his crutch sink in the soaked earth. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald