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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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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)
“Ah! I have penetrated to those meadows on the morning of many a first spring day, jumping from hummock to hummock, from willow root to willow root, when the wild river valley and the woods were bathed in so pure and bright a light as would have waked the dead, if they had been slumbering in their graves, as some suppose. There needs no stronger proof of immortality. All things must live in such a light. O Death, where was thy sting? O Grave, where was thy victory, then?”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Over the mountains of the moon, down the valley of the shadow. Ride, boldly ride, the shade replied, in search of El Dorado.”
—Leigh Brackett (19151978)