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raised beach

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(Physical Geography) a wave-cut platform raised above the shoreline by a relative fall in the water level
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Among his topics are petrifaction and wave power, anti-memorial elegy on a raised beach, dilapidation and singing stones, and on the tip of the tongue.
"The road lies next to a prehistoric cemetery and associated structures located immediately to the south of Old Viewforth and, while its precise scale is unknown, it could stretch into the proposed development area.The site also lies on the immediate outskirts of the medieval burgh on a former raised beach, the base of which is associated with deposits of peat.
Peter Roberts from Penrhyn Bay spotted that a new notice board at Porth Eirias encourages dog owners to take their canine friends to the new raised beach between the pier and the Toad Hall pub.
This is not to deny that MacDiarmid was in important respects a modernist, and indeed Roderick Watson's essay on 'MacDiarmid and International Modernism' is the most authoritative in the book, largely as a consequence of the author's immense familiarity with Christopher Grieve's imaginings (to bend a phrase from 'On a Raised Beach').
The characteristic gesture of a MacDiarmid poem is always double, as in the following example: "Noisy, inorganic, and dredged up from textbooks and dictionaries, the language of 'On a Raised Beach' ...
The artist's Raised Beach and Thames Chattering transport the rocky coves of the welsh coast and the banks of the Thames into the gallery.
As in the earlier studies, we focus on the changing abundance of dwelling features by elevation on raised beach sequences--a proxy for age--and on individual dwelling sizes, as well as on overall site sizes and architecture.
The unit appears as a sedimentary apron at the toe of the steep palaeocliffs overlying the raised beach unit, carpeting the slopes or the shore platform.
The collection On a Raised Beach contains thirteen poems, including MacDiarmid's "O Wha's Been Here Afore Me, Lass" from A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle (also in Glen's collection).
In northern Jylland, Norstral Minerals Ltd achieved a concessionary contract with the National Agency for Nature and Forests for heavy mineral exploration in an ancient raised beach ridge system of some 20 [km.sup.2].
To quote King's Park Community Council's letter of concern to Stirling Council (March, 2013): 'The link road will create an ugly cutting through an important `post glacial raised beach' landscape feature and associated semi-natural woodland with potentially high public amenity and nature conservation values.