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Mountain Pass

 

deeply cut and low-lying saddles on both slopes of a mountain range or between two mountain ranges. They are usually very important for transportation, for example. the Tamerlane Gate in the Uzbek SSR, the Külek Bogazi in Turkey, the Moravian Gate in Czechoslovakia, and Khyber Pass on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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The Wilayat of Ja'alan Bani Bu Ali and its villages reported moderate to heavy rainfall with clouds accompanied by thunder and strong winds, resulting in the flooding of mountain passes, like the passes of Al Ghwaila, Al Hilya, Al Litaq.
Not only the mountain passes but also the valleys would have been flooded with rain water if the showers lasted for a longer time.
Motorists should expect the possibility of snow or ice on roads as they travel over mountain passes.
One of the world's greatest civil engineers, John Frank Stevens built railroads throughout the US, Canada and Russia, designed and constructed the Panama Canal, and discovered mountain passes in Washington state.
The second word in the name means death, probably because of the danger of the high mountain passes.
The distance is three times as long as the Olympic Triathlon and the cycle ride will include three mountain passes with three haute category (too high to grade) climbs.
It was dangerous because we were forced to fly up steep mountain passes at ground-scraping altitude to reach the targets on twisting and turning mountain roads and rail lines.
Did the settlers fully appreciate the severity of sudden weather changes in mountain passes late in the year?
The webcams - installed in mountain passes, on rocky coasts and at remote villages - will provide the FAA's web site with real-time images, designed to build on flying conditions outlined through weather charts and radar images.
Families, including young children and aging grandparents, gathered their meager belongings and walked over steep mountain passes to neighboring Iran or Pakistan.
As she climbed mountain passes to see the drug supply routes, she started throwing snowballs at them.
The programme - which includes driving on city streets, urban roads, motorways, country lanes, tracks and mountain passes - gives experts an accurate guide of what they need to put vehicles through on the company's 50-mile test track.