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promontory

1. a high point of land, esp of rocky coast, that juts out into the sea
2. Anatomy any of various projecting structures

promontory

[′präm·ən‚tȯr·ē]
(geology)
A high, prominent projection or point of land, or a rock cliff, jutting out boldly into a body of water.
A cape, either low-lying or of considerable height, with a bold termination.
A bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland.
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In stage two of its investigation, Promontory proposed to look at the "root causes" of the GRG misconduct, but the investigation was taken in-house by the FCA which said it would proceed straight to enforcement.
More than 10,000 railroad enthusiasts and history buffs made the pilgrimage to Promontory on May 10 to witness the recreation of history.
Steam locomotive from opposite directions met on May 10, 1869, in Promontory, Utah, joining the east and west routes with a ceremonial golden spike.
Temporal bone CT imaging demonstrated resorptive changes along the margins of the oval window and cochlear promontory on the left with capsular sparing on the right compatible with clinically suspected fenestral otosclerosis.
Promontory Fulfillment Services (PFS), a unit of Promontory MortgagePath, offers it to community banks throughout the country.
We performed promontory cochleostomy anterior superiorly to the possible round window area.
Instead, they were instructed to identify which pars tensa appeared worse overall and which appeared worse with respect to each of the following clinically relevant variables: 1) size (surface area of the retraction), 2) visibility of edges and depth, 3) contact with promontory, 4) contact with incus or stapes or both, 5) ossicular erosion, and 6) cleanliness.
Their topics include the promontory crannog, the promontory fort, the palisaded enclosure, radiocarbon dating and Bayesian modeling, the material world of Iron Age Wigtownshire, the environment in and around Cults Loch, and liminal living in a dynamic landscape.
This has revealed exciting sites such as Bronze Age round barrows, a prehistoric coastal promontory fort, the possible site of a lost chapel and a multitude of ancient field systems.
According to CHERISH the prehistoric landscape of Ramsey Island extends to the northern most tip of the island where the site of a possible prehistoric coastal promontory fort has been identified on the high rocky promontory of Trwyn-Sion-Owen.
Otoscopic examination revealed a reddish blush visible on the cochlear promontory beyond an intact right tympanic membrane (figure 1).