In geology, a valley or dale is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. A very deep river valley may be called a canyon or gorge.
The terms U-shaped and V-shaped are descriptive terms of geography to characterize the form of valleys. Most valleys belong to one of these two main types or a mixture of them, (at least) with respect of the cross section of the slopes or hillsides.
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... a non-profit organization in White River Junction, Vermont established the Valley Quest program as a sense-of-place education program in 1995 ... Valley quests map and share the Upper Valley region's special places ...
... Best Picture How Green Was My Valley - 20th Century-Fox Best Actor Gary Cooper - Sergeant York Best Actress Joan Fontaine - Suspicion Best Supporting Actor Donald Crisp - How Green Was My Valley Best Supporting ...
... There were 696 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
... A glen is a valley, typically one that is long, deep, and often glacially U-shaped or one with a watercourse running through such a valley ... Whittow defines it as a "Scottish term for a deep valley in the Highlands" that is "narrower than a strath." In the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, the southern ends of ...
... Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind Image Album (風の谷のナウシカ イメージアルバム 鳥の人) released November 25, 1983 Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind Symphony ...
Famous quotes containing the word valley:
“I see before me now a traveling army halting,
Below a fertile valley spread, with barns and the orchards of summer,
Behind, the terraced sides of a mountain, abrupt, in places rising high,”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)
“As I went forth early on a still and frosty morning, the trees looked like airy creatures of darkness caught napping; on this side huddled together, with their gray hairs streaming, in a secluded valley which the sun had not penetrated; on that, hurrying off in Indian file along some watercourse, while the shrubs and grasses, like elves and fairies of the night, sought to hide their diminished heads in the snow.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Over the mountains
Of the moon,
Down the valley of the shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,
The shade replied,
If you seek for Eldorado!”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)