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canyon

, cañon
a gorge or ravine, esp in North America, usually formed by the down-cutting of a river in a dry area where there is insufficient rainfall to erode the sides of the valley

canyon

See Mars, surface features; valley, lunar.

Canyon

 

a deep river valley with very steep, often perpendicular, walls and a narrow floor, usually completely occupied by theriverbed. One of the largest canyons in the world is the GrandCanyon of the Colorado River in the USA (length, over 320 km;depth, to 1, 800 m).

canyon

[′kan·yən]
(geography)
A chasm, gorge, or ravine cut in the surface of the earth by running water; the sides are steep and form cliffs.
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Much of the material reaching offshore canyons of the Atlantic Coast today comes from the slow rain of plankton that die at the ocean surface.
Not surprisingly, then, Wilfred Elders, a professor of geology at the University of California, Riverside, was dismayed during a visit to Grand Canyon National Park in August 2003 to learn that A Different View was on the shelves in the bookstores there.
HC Internet was hired to strengthen and bring interactivity to their online brand letting the user genuinely experience The Canyons from their home and have the convenience of all The Canyons services at their fingertips," commented Jonathan Cardella, HC Internet founder and president.
Canyon also has a top quarterback in Ben Longshore (1,282 yards, 11 touchdowns,) a solid offensive line led by veteran starters Marc Valdez, Nick Madia and Nick Peterson, and a hard- hitting defense led by LBs Blake McMartin and Nick Jurado.
The publicity that surrounded the expedition and false rumors of Powell's demise helped ingrain an awesome image of the canyon into the minds of the American public.
It's the same Canyon offense, defense and special teams,'' Blade said.
We made some big mistakes that led to those losses against Canyon last year.
1999 - Hart 42, Valencia 21: Matter passed for 221 yards and three long touchdowns, and Hart held White to 90 yards on 22 carries at Canyons.
Blessed with one of the strongest legs in the Southern Section but limited because Canyon rarely attempts field goals, Chalmers has committed to Boise State as a recruited walk-on.
In the boys' competition, Canyons didn't score as well in the relays as its female counterparts, as Mission Viejo and the Irvine Aquazots combined to win four of the five races.
Most first-time canyoneers at the Narrows start at the bottom of the canyon and hike up.
Other Canyon players questioned why she chose to go when Arcadia's Lexi Eaton and Aarti Jain, both ODP players, chose to stay and play for their high school team.