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tableland

flat elevated land; a plateau

tableland

[′tā·bəl‚and]
(geography)
A broad, elevated, nearly level, and extensive region of land that has been deeply cut at intervals by valleys or broken by escarpments. Also known as continental plateau.
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2010) and may have formed from the effects of natural consolidation processes on a pre-existing complex packing void pattern, in which kaolinitic microaggregates were welded by natural coalescence by setting, as reported previously in similar tableland soils (Schaefer 2001; Schaefer et al.
Smoke is seeping into the Kedumba, spilling over the sunlit cliffs of the King's Tableland.
What is striking in Tod's textual evocation of the Mukundwara Pass is the contrast between the occasional beams of sunlight through the foliage and the gloom in which the tableland was plunged, creating an effect of chiaroscuro.
My dictionary describes a plateau as 'a tableland,' presumably a land that would be the natural habitat of platters.
Periodic droughts notwithstanding, it was Lice greenery on top of the tableland that inspired the name "Mesa Verde" (green table).
Just inland between Cairns and Innisfail the land rises steeply and then rolls gently across the Atherton Tableland towards the Great Dividing Range.
The IDB said this, coupled with the relocation of the Tableland High School due to water-logged soil, pointed to hasty and poor site selection.
Interest in the problem of imported basalt adzes reemerged during the Yale/National Taiwan University investigation of Fengpitou, a well-stratified site located on the Fengshan raised-coral tableland in southwestern Taiwan (Chang 1969).
In the rays of the setting sun, batches of schoolchildren arrived with bands playing and banners unfurled in a time-hewn amphitheatre, high on the Maharashtran tableland above Panchgani town, for the opening of an international conference to celebrate the golden jubilee of India's independence.
Botswana is a landlocked tableland bordered by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The first few miles of the rock-strewn dirt road descend gently across a tableland of junipers and pinon pines.
Soil pits were dug in coastal tableland (to a depth of ~2m) and apicum (to a depth of 1 m) and sampled by horizon.