box canyon


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box canyon

[′bäks ‚kan·yən]
(geography)
A canyon with steep rock sides and a zigzag course, that is usually closed upstream.
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Proceeds will refund the outstanding bond anticipation note and series 2009 bonds, finance capital improvements at Box Canyon Dam, fund a debt service reserve account, and pay the costs of issuance.
We will be reaping a bitter harvest as a profession, and moreover as a society, over the next few years as this culture of compliance has led us into an intellectual, academic and moral box canyon.
Cyclists can choose The Alpine (100 miles, 5,800-foot elevation gain, $90), Box Canyon (64 miles, 2,664 feet, $90) or Kiahanie (10 to 40 miles, $40, $10 for under-18) routes.
The airport in Aspen, Colo., sits in a box canyon at 7,820 feet.
Another difference is a strong female protagonist, who opens the story by saving one Tuck from certain death in a flash flood when he ignorantly enters a box canyon during a rain storm.
Late last month, he wandered into a box canyon on federalism and gay marriage, drawing fire from some White House wannabes.
The deep box canyon, 12 miles south of Ullapool, is most spectacular when the river is in spate, creating a mist above the Falls of Measach.
Knowing that the box canyon geometry was too small to safely maneuver a formation with only 2,000 feet of clearance, Major Eilers decided to split his formation by placing his Wingman above the weather and terrain at 17,000 feet while he would remain below the weather and enter the valley alone.
This semi-rural village sits in a natural amphitheatre in what was once a 'box canyon' until the arrival of the canal and railway in the early to middle years of the 19th century.
It is a box canyon planted within the last eight years at the east end of Santa Ynez Valley.
Up close, one can see a box canyon at the base of the cliff, a few ponderosas for shade and a deep pool of sparkling water.