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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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The other processes that occur in the vicinity of inlets are of at least equal importance and coastline change in these areas as a result of rising sea levels has until now been strongly underestimated.
In order to examine the region of the Gulf of Mexico as a whole, an unemployment rate for all 56 coastline counties and an unemployment rate for the coastline counties in each of the five states along the Gulf were calculated.
The UAVs, besides monitoring the coastline, will also monitor movements of Indian ships to prevent them from entering the waters of neighbouring countries.
Described as a fossil hunter's paradise, some of the UK's most remarkable dinosaurs have been found along this stretch of coastline, which is a designated World Heritage Site.
Meanwhile in Pembrokeshire, one of the most popular stretches of coastline can be found at the seaside resort of Saundersfoot.
Lot two covers just under 20 acres sub divided into ?ve ?elds and also 650 metres of coastline. There is a pebble beach in the south east part, while the cliffs have several caves and gulleys.
Andreas Gschwari is walking the coastline of Britain to raise awareness and pounds 10,000 for Trees For Life - a Scottish charity working towards restoring the Caledonian Forest.
The redesign coincides with the next phase of Coastline's expansion on the East Coast.
The 16 acres is on the Llyen peninsula and includes a former guesthouse called Henfaes in the picturesque village of Aberdaron, a car park and a stretch of coastline nearby.
The massive oil spill that has already washed up on southern Louisiana's coastline has now spread east to the shores of Mississippi and Alabama, dpa quoted government officials as saying today.
Throughout the piece, race plays an integral role as readers are invited onto a coastline that boosters and local residents hoped would attract white, middle-class vacationers, and that "white" and "non-white" immigrant, working-class fishermen desired to labor upon.