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crag

a steep rugged rock or peak
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crag

[krag]
(geology)
A steep, rugged point or eminence of rock, as one projecting from the side of a mountain.
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When we were abroad pushing our trail farther and farther toward the distant break which, we assumed, marked a feasible way across the range, we never knew at what second some great engine of clawed and fanged destruction might rush upon us from behind, or lie in wait for us beyond an ice-hummock or a jutting shoulder of the craggy steeps.
Bounderby's retreat, kept such a sharp look-out, night and day, under her Coriolanian eyebrows, that her eyes, like a couple of lighthouses on an iron-bound coast, might have warned all prudent mariners from that bold rock her Roman nose and the dark and craggy region in its neighbourhood, but for the placidity of her manner.
Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
Sam was in wonderful spirits,--professed to keep a very brisk lookout,--at one time exclaiming that he saw "a gal's bonnet" on the top of some distant eminence, or calling to Andy "if that thar wasn't `Lizy' down in the hollow;" always making these exclamations in some rough or craggy part of the road, where the sudden quickening of speed was a special inconvenience to all parties concerned, and thus keeping Haley in a state of constant commotion.
But I tell you--and you may mark my words--you will come some day to a craggy pass in the channel, where the whole of life's stream will be broken up into whirl and tumult, foam and noise: either you will be dashed to atoms on crag points, or lifted up and borne on by some master-wave into a calmer current- -as I am now.
Their number was formidable, now that he had begun to fear, and yet these names, powerful though they were, had often caused him to smile with the same kind of satisfaction experienced by a traveller who from the summit of a mountain beholds at his feet the craggy eminences, the almost impassable paths, and the fearful chasms, through which he has so perilously climbed.
Long did Alleyne bear the scene in mind--the knot of knights in their dull leaden-hued armor, the ruddy visage of Sir Oliver, the craggy features of the Scottish earl, the shining scalp of Sir Nigel, with the dense ring of hard, bearded faces and the long brown heads of the horses, all topped and circled by the beetling cliffs.
And to think poor Fr Ted was exiled to Craggy Island for doing away with a few hundred quid from the Lourdes' pilgrimage fund.
IT'S A LONG time since I've been here, here to this lovely place Cragside, in all its glory, I was young, and did not face, The beauty, lost to uncaring, lost to all my youth, I'm old, broken now, but the house still stands aloof - Amongst the wondrous flowers, craggy granite grey, Splits to mahogany brown Twisted trees, rhododendrons, slip into Rothbury town.
LOVERS of cult TV comedy Father Ted are to hold a festival - on their own Craggy Island.
IT APPEARS that a recent "friendly" soccer match between staff from the Department of the Taoiseach and Eamon O'Cuiv's Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs - known as Craggy Island - was anything but.
It all started on April 21, 1995, when viewers got their first encounter with the residents of Parochial House, Craggy Island.