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natural arch

[′nach·rəl ′ärch]
(geology)
A landform similar to a natural bridge but not formed by erosive agencies.
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Gozo is one of three islands that form the Maltese archipelago, home to (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/09/that-sad-day-arrived-maltas-azure-window-as-seen-on-game-of-thrones-collapses-into-sea/?utm_term=.32a4cb25792f) about 25 other natural arch formations.
Natural arch structure is formed among the overlying strata due to horizontal extrusive force among the collapsed blocks from the roof strata.
We also visited The Inland Sea, a lagoon linked to the Mediterranean Sea through a narrow natural arch. As stunning as it was, it was far too hot to hang around.
"Before the treatment, I'd spent weeks looking in magazines for the sort of shape that would suit me - I went for a natural arch.
Devil's Bridge - on the rough, Atlantic Coast - shows you the power of the sea that crashes through a natural arch.
In Beirut, the house is captured flying over the natural arch of the Pigeon Rocks, which exhibit traces of an enormous crack, as though they have been struck by lightning or damaged in an earthquake.
All is coming together in Doha right now and we are pleased and proud to be part of it." The new design will improve stadium acoustics as the natural arch of the stand lends itself to enhancing and 'trapping' the sound within the stadium.
Unusual local rock formations such as Devil's Bridge, which is considered the largest natural arch in the Sedona area, are great hiking destinations.
There can be little doubt that the feature shown is a natural arch. The image (Figure 1) covers an area approximately 350 x 350 metres, and the illumination is falling from the right.
To the east of Portland, the processes of coastal erosion have created two of the AONB's most photogenic and geologically significant locations: Lulworth Cove--a perfect horseshoe-shaped example of such a landform--and Durdle Door, an impressive natural arch. Groups of geography students mill around both locales, taking notes; at Durdle Door, newlyweds have their photographs taken on the beach with the arch as a backdrop.
Sheer bliss Just north of Cruden Bay, the Bullers o' Buchan is a sheer chasm 200 feet deep, where the sea crashes through a natural arch. Precarious pounds 379pp.

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