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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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He said that in many portions of the coastlines of Mariveles, there are many piers and other infrastructures.
'We have to save our coastline by implementation of policies, legislation and by providing the Nigerian Navy with enough coastal awareness to enforce Nigeria's territorial integrity, even from the perspective of environmental hazards like ship wrecks.
I hope the government sends a clear message to people who own establishments or residences along the coastline to leave some public access.
A feature of Le Testu's cartography that exposes the atlas even more to misunderstanding is its lack of any graphical distinction between real and conjectured coastlines; he relied entirely on the commentaries to do that job.
When comparing the lengths of coastlines of different countries, it is therefore more important to use a consistent mathematical approach to measuring to get a clearer picture of how countries and continents compare globally.
BRITAIN'S coastline is facing one of its biggest-ever breaches of borders as an unprecedented number of small boats and dinghies smuggle in migrants, a top union official has warned.
Different parts of the Emirate's coastline expanded by 6%.
AN area of the coastline the size of Manchester has become built up in the past 50 years, a mapping project across England, Wales and Northern Ireland has shown.
The stretch of coast at the Great Orme near Llandudno, which is rich in wildlife and archaeology, has been bought by the NationalTrust for <Bmore than PS1m as it launches a new vision for looking after the nation's coastlines Richard Williams/National Trust
The Trust has acquired land as the latest acquisition in a 50-year Neptune Coastline Campaign to protect special seaside areas.
A group calling itself the Initiative for the Protection of the Natural Coastline handed a protest declaration -- with over 4,000 signatures -- to parliament and met with lawmakers, convincing them to take a closer look at the bill, as well as two other items of legislation in the pipeline.