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canyon

, cañon
a gorge or ravine, esp in North America, usually formed by the down-cutting of a river in a dry area where there is insufficient rainfall to erode the sides of the valley

canyon

See Mars, surface features; valley, lunar.

Canyon

 

a deep river valley with very steep, often perpendicular, walls and a narrow floor, usually completely occupied by theriverbed. One of the largest canyons in the world is the GrandCanyon of the Colorado River in the USA (length, over 320 km;depth, to 1, 800 m).

canyon

[′kan·yən]
(geography)
A chasm, gorge, or ravine cut in the surface of the earth by running water; the sides are steep and form cliffs.
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It was a horrible way to end,'' said Canyon junior forward Deanna Clegg, who increased the lead to 2-0 on a goal in the 77th minute.
Canyon is pleased to finance this excellent project in Tribeca where land for this kind of development is in short supply," said Bobby Turner, managing partner of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors.
DAM SHAME Things just haven't been the same in the Grand Canyon since the Glen Canyon Dam began impounding massive volumes of the Colorado River to form Lake Powell.
A Different View claims, for example, that the canyon was rapidly cut when the sediment was still sort.
While scientists have hashed out the origins of the rock layers, they still don't have conclusive evidence of how and when the canyon itself was carved.
Those of us who live in the mountain community of Placitas at the north end of the canyon have long used and enjoyed Las Huertas.
Corbett Canyon Winemaker, John Clark, comments: "I have watched with interest as more high-end wineries move to bottling all or a percentage of their wine with twist tops.
Then again, by defeating De La Salle, Canyon (12-2) just knocked off the nation's top-ranked team, according the USA Today, so it's easy to believe Canyon could play with anybody.
Just as surprising: Sediment cores drilled from the bottom of the canyon contain thick layers of sand, hints that the channel is still being carved out.
Izquierdo's Urban Health Plan to participate in the weeklong Canyon Ranch Life Enhancement Program in Tucson, Ariz.
Stephen Wirthlin thwarted DeLa Salle's opening drive by blocking Michael Czyz's 29-yard field-goal attempt, and Canyon responded by driving 80 yards on eight plays for the game's first touchdown on Longshore's 1-yard run.
The Grand Canyon is a gash that's been carved into the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, a 150,000-square-mile, kidney-shaped region that covers large portions of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.