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COAST. The margin of a country bounded by the sea. This term includes the natural appendages of the territory which rise out of the water, although they are not of sufficient firmness to be inhabited or fortified. Shoals perpetually covered with water are not, however, comprehended under the name of coast. The small islands, situate at the mouth of the Mississippi, composed of earth and trees drifted down by the river, which are not of consistency enough to support the purposes of life, and are uninhabited, though resorted to for shooting birds, were held to form a part of the coast. 5 Rob. Adm. R. 385. (c).

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Other studies have interpreted the presence or absence of raised coastal features as evidence for late Quaternary variation of the West Spitsbergen Current (Bruckner et al., 2002; Bruckner and Schellman, 2003).
Late Holocene lake level changes and predominant wind directions can be recognized in the geomorphic distribution of coastal features and deposits throughout the upper Great Lakes, and these geomorphic signatures can be used as valuable reconnaissance tools.
Several of the coastal features along this stretch of coastline received Western place names during the Dease and Simpson expedition in 1837, and the majority of those features had been lost by the early 1900s as a result of coastline erosion, suggesting that erosion has been active over at least the historical record.
Profusely illustrated throughout, "Antiquities of Rural Ireland" is organized and presented eight distinctively thematic sections: Agriculture; Food Processing; Settlement; Getting Around; Local Enterprises; Coastal Features; Ritual and Ceremony.
CLEAR weather conditions on this route open up sweeping views of heather moorland and dramatic coastal features close to Ravenscar.
The machine-learning-based method is useful for identifying these various coastal features with different spectral-reflectance characteristics, which means that using the machine-learning-based method is better than using the water-index-based method for mapping shorelines using multispectral image sources.
This collaborative project throws a light on an area not particularly in the public eye but with a mixture of urban, rural and coastal features. Until December 23 at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead.
Those two attractions, as well as other skyscrapers, major maritime projects and coastal features, will be captured in the frame of view when the Dubai Frame is complete.

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