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tableland

flat elevated land; a plateau

tableland

[′tā·bəl‚and]
(geography)
A broad, elevated, nearly level, and extensive region of land that has been deeply cut at intervals by valleys or broken by escarpments. Also known as continental plateau.
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Along the top and slopes of the Tablelands and on the floor and sides of the Trout River Gulch, which borders the northern side of this rocky massif of ultramafic rocks (part of the Bay of Islands ophiolite complex), the general lack of vegetation, the bare soils, with frequent freeze-thaw cycles in fall and spring, suggest that movement of soils and surface rubble might be readily tracked here.
Wombats are abundant on the Tableland, and sarcoptic mange infection is common.
The quarry lies at the south-eastern edge of the Consuelo Tableland (Figures 1 and 2), on the boundary between the Tertiary basalt and the Boxvale Sandstone Member of the Evergreen Formation (Exon 1968).
Dinner finishes with a spectacular assortment of dishes from the desserts list including a Valrhona chocolate marquise, passionfruit crme brle and Madagascar vanilla semi-freddo with Tableland strawberries and a chocolate pencil.
Occurrence at Parana State (Brazil): Interior of the coastal plain (Guaratuba) and second tableland (Balsa Nova, Jaguariaiva, Ponta Grossa), according to Yano et al.
And the tableland did look as if two giants had run amok, pelting each other with boulders, scattering them widespread and denting the earth where they fell.
My dictionary describes a plateau as 'a tableland,' presumably a land that would be the natural habitat of platters.
Vance was the author of two books: 'Heaven's Tableland,' a history of the Dust Bowl, and 'The Fabulous Toby and Me,' with Neil Schaffner, about the repertoire tent show in the Midwest, The Schaffner Players.
Rather than grouping papers by topic the editors have chosen to order them so that they follow Ken Hale's own path in the study of Australian languages, beginning with contributions relating to Central Australia where he spent his first year, moving on to the west, Barkly Tableland, Mornington Island, Cape York, and finishing with continent-wide surveys.
The IDB said this, coupled with the relocation of the Tableland High School due to water-logged soil, pointed to hasty and poor site selection.
In the rays of the setting sun, batches of schoolchildren arrived with bands playing and banners unfurled in a time-hewn amphitheatre, high on the Maharashtran tableland above Panchgani town, for the opening of an international conference to celebrate the golden jubilee of India's independence.