foreland

Part of speech: noun

A projecting point of land.

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Usage examples "foreland":

  1. And with the flickering winds, that lightly struck The desert dust, then sprang again in air, They passed athwart the foreland of the north. - "The Star-Treader and other poems", Clark Ashton Smith.
  2. In August I had been to the North Foreland again, and in September to Calais and the Cap d'Ailly. - "Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy", George Biddell Airy.
  3. We had not Cook's Second Voyage on board, so that we had no account of this land, and as I had always understood that the Isle of Pines was a small inconsiderable spot, with many tall pine- trees upon it, we all concluded, that, what afterwards proved really the island was the land which Captain Cook had called the Prince of Wales's Foreland, and is the south- west part of New Caledonia. - "An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island", John Hunter.