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promontorium

(prom-ŏn-tor -ee-ŭm, -toh -ree-) A brighter feature protruding into a darker area. The word is used in the approved name of such a surface feature on the moon. (Latin: promontory)
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The researchers observed a tendency in many of the cyclists to hyperextend the pelvic angle resulting in increased forces at the promontorium (where the pelvis and the sacral vertebra meet).
In 1970 Luna 17 landed about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of Promontorium Heraclides, the headland of Sinus Iridum that juts into northern Mare Imbrium.
It is reasonable to read Durotrages 'swift-footed ones of the fort', which actually figures in an inscription from near Housesteads (1673 in Collingwood and Wright 1965), against his Durotriges, which has no meaning, and Verudium Promontorium 'very red cape' (Noss Head, Caithness, which is of Old Red Sandstone) against his Verubium Promontorium, also meaningless (Rivet and Smith 1979: 352-3, 497).
In this way, Hugo's rich meditations in Promontorium Somnii (1863) on "le chimerisme" that is, on our capacity for fabrication, give rise to a mosaic of reflections on his "actualite toujours plus evidente" (5).
L'effet, et la technique, sont les memes que dans Nadja, dans La Tentation de Saint Antoine, ou dans les visions des deux poemes rimbaldiens intitules Villes, ou encore les paysages de reve du Promontorium Somnii de Victor Hugo.
Osiridis Promontorium was a tiny protrusion to the east side, and there was then a tiny gap and a very tiny spot marking Moeris Lacus.
They occur in some of the most intriguing parts of the planet: Tithonius Lacus, which encompasses features now designated Tithonium Chasma and Noctis Labyrinthus, often brims with morning mists and ice fogs, while Edom Promontorium lies in Meridiani Planum, where NASA's Opportunity rover landed in January 2004.
Taexali and Taexalorum Promontorium have been amongst the mysteries of Scotland, though not a total one, since the locations of this people and headland have always been known.