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defile

Geography a narrow pass or gorge, esp one between two mountains
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The consequence is that the Rocky Mountains and the ulterior regions, from the Russian possessions in the north down to the Spanish settlements of California, have been traversed and ransacked in every direction by bands of hunters and Indian traders; so that there is scarcely a mountain pass, or defile, that is not known and threaded in their restless migrations, nor a nameless stream that is not haunted by the lonely trapper.
For five days he toiled footsore and weary through the defiles which he had already traversed on horseback.
Night was coming on rapidly, and it was almost dark before he at last found himself in a defile which was familiar to him.
He had now come to the mouth of the very defile in which he had left them.
But what comes out of a person, that is what defiles.
It effectively defiles a person who has not been proven to be in the right or in the wrong.
The burger bar's positioning defiles the sculptures' cultural standing in the eyes of the audience.
Ces compositions incluent: les aquarelles de Jean-Baptiste Lagace qui servaient de modeles pour l'edification des chars allegoriques des defiles de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste de 1924 a 1946, un objet d'importance patrimoniale considerable auquel les chercheurs n'ont acces que depuis 2015, et des images publicitaires creees pour la Banque d'Epargne et diffusees par la Societe Saint-Jean-Baptiste, dans La Revue nationale et dans les programmes annuels des defiles.
The work involves the construction of a pumping station and the installation of a wastewater discharge DN 560 HDPE defiles in crossing the LEZ and connection to the sections already placed on either side of the Lez.
Elle enchaine plusieurs autres defiles au Maroc, notamment pour le styliste maroco-hollandais Said Mahrouf, les stylistes Thami Tazi et Patrick Boffin entre autres.
There will be several defiles, including defile in national costumes, in tuxedo and in lingerie, he said.
Alger Fashion Day se deroulera sur une journee de defiles de mode (createurs-couturiers de vetements, createurs en joaillerie-bijouterie luxe).