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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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I hope the government sends a clear message to people who own establishments or residences along the coastline to leave some public access.
We fully intend for this study to be used to implement projects that will result in a more resilient coastline throughout the Great Lakes and a more strategic expenditure of state and federal funds.
The author of the Vallard atlas dated 1547 achieved the same by planning the coverage of the charts so that the appearance of conjectural coastlines is minimised.
For example, the World Factbook states the total length of coastlines in the world as 1.
Lucy Moreton, general secretary of the Immigration Services Union, said large stretches of Britain's coastline were being left unpoliced and officials simply did not know how many people had sneaked into the country undetected.
The study covered the natural geographical and human changes the Dubai coastline witnessed, from Al Mamzar Beach Park to the Dubai Waterfront Project and the Arabian Canal.
And 94% of the 3,342 miles of coastline considered to be "pristine" in the original survey in 1965 is now protected, as it is either owned by the National Trust or is designated as an important natural area in the planning system.
The trust has acquired land on the Great Orme, near Llandudno - the latest acquisition in a 50-year Neptune Coastline Campaign to protect special seaside areas.
The Trust has acquired land as the latest acquisition in a 50-year Neptune Coastline Campaign to protect special seaside areas.
A statement from Singapore Airlines says that since early 2008 Sustainable Coastlines has successfully motivated 34,235 volunteers to remove over one million litres of rubbish from coastlines.
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.
However, things are a little more complicated when it comes to coastlines in the vicinity of inlets, such as river mouths, lagoons and estuaries.