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cliffs along the west bank of the Hudson River, NE N.J. and SE N.Y., extending from N of Jersey City, N.J., to the vicinity of Piermont, N.Y., with a general altitude of from 350 ft to 550 ft (107–168 m). The Palisades, rising vertically from close to the water's edge, are the margin of a sill of diabase, formed by the intrusion of molten material, which hardened into a great sheet. Slow cooling developed the columnar structure; uplift and faulting occurred, it is believed, at the close of the Triassic period, and centuries of erosion exposed the cliffs. A large part of the most scenic section is embraced in the Palisades Interstate Parks (c.81,000 acres/32,800 hectares), a chain of hilly, wooded recreational areas lying along the west bank of the Hudson between Fort Lee, N.J., and Bear Mt., N.Y. There are scenic roads, trails for hikers, campgrounds, and facilities for winter and summer sports.


A series of sharp cliffs.
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Caching all these in a convenient crotch of the tree, he dropped lightly to the ground within the palisade, armed only with his long knife.
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Global Banking News-April 7, 2016--Banc of California to sell The Palisades Group
has announced that the firm has completed its earlier announced acquisition of The Palisades Group, LLC, a registered investment adviser that offers financial advisory and asset management services with regard to residential mortgage loans.
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Palisades Financial has completed of its foreclosure on a 7-acre Fort Lee site formerly known as the Centuria property.
Palisades has been ranked the number one auto insurer in New Jersey for the third year in a row, after receiving no valid complaints, according to the New Jersey Department of Banking Insurance's 2006 Auto Insurance Consumer Information Report.
PALISADES FINANCIAL LLC, ENGLEWOOD Cliffs, New Jersey, closed $220 million in debt, subordinate debt, nonperforming loan purchases and equity transactions through its Palisades Regional Investment Fund LLC (PRIF) during 2003.
Palisades was identified as DALZ8514 during development and evaluation.