Headland in a sentence

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Definition of Headland

  • A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting into the sea or other expanse of water.
  • A ridge or strip of unplowed at the ends of furrows, or near a fence.
  • a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

How to use headland in a sentence. Headland pronunciation.

Derrinrush, the great headland stretching nearly a mile into the lake, said to be one of the original forests, was extending inland.
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A fox,' he said, and he trailed the animal through the hazel-bushes till he came to a rough shore, covered with juniper-bushes and tussocked grass, the extreme point of the headland, whence he could see the mountains-the pale southern mountains mingling with the white sky, and the western mountains, much nearer, showing in bold relief.
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The priest stood watching her pass behind a rocky headland, knowing now that her destination was Kilronan Abbey.
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He could just distinguish Castle Island, and he wondered what this lake reminded him of: it wound in and out of gray shores and headlands, fading into dim pearl-coloured distance, and he compared it to a shroud, and then to a ghost, but neither comparison pleased him.
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Castle Carra appeared, a great ivy-grown ruin showing among thorn-bushes and ash-trees, at the end of a headland.
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Father Oliver knew the headland well and every part of the old fortress.
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Under a rocky headland, lying within embaying shores, was Church Island, some seven or eight acres, a handsome wooded island, the largest in the lake, with the ruins of a church hidden among the tall trees, only an arch of it remaining, but the paved path leading from the church to the hermit's cell could be followed.
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In the evening in my house on the hilltop I sit thinking, seeing in imagination the country where I have been born and where I have always lived-the lake winding in and out of headlands, the highroad shaded by sycamores at one spot, a little further on wandering like a gray thread among barren lands, with here and there a village; and I make application of all the suggestions your letters contain to my own case.
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Frank took a good look, in passing, at the bold headland of Ras Attakah, which is said by the best authorities to mark the scene of the Israelite passage, and where, according to a grim Arab legend, the shrieks of Pharaoh's drowning host may still be heard at times mingling with the roar of the storm.
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He is buried in one of his own monasteries at St. David's, near the headland whence St. Patrick had seen, in a vision, all Ireland stretched out before him, waiting to be converted to Christ; and the Celtic people go on pilgrimage to his tomb, even from Brittany and Ireland: and, canonized in 1120, he becomes the patron saint of Wales.
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Then skirting the furze bushes of the headland, the three assassins dragged their stiffened limbs along in the darkness, hastening to where the stout Hirondelle rocked easily in the dead water of the one protected cove to the north of Rozel Point.
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Through furrows that led to the first stake-and-bound, The crack, half extended, look'd bloodlike and splendid, Held wide on the right where the headland was sound.
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The dawn fog lifts, the river sparkles in the sun, we round the last of a thousand headlands.
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Now glancing whither he pointed, I saw, above the adjacent headland, the tapering spars of a ship.
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And so the day slipped by, and the sun began to sink just as they glided into a narrow sheltered estuary, which, as far as they could make out, ran like a jagged gash inland; and an hour later the schooner was at anchor behind a headland which completely bid them from the open sea.
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As they sailed round the headland it was through a sea of golden light.
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Not all, for after a few words with the skipper, the two lads went aloft with the binocular to keep a sharp look-out seaward, and more especially at the two headlands at the entrance to the bay, which they watched in the full expectation of seeing the grim grey nose of the gunboat peering round, prior to her showing her whole length and her swarthy plume of smoke.
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Meanwhile the rejoicings were going on ashore, no one so far having become aware of the approach of the enemy, till she was well clear of the headland, with her smoke floating out like an orange-plume upon a golden sky.
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Burgess, you will have to lower a boat and let her drift down to the headland there, stern on, and with the men ready to pull for their lives, as you may be fired at.
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Things were done promptly on board the _Teal_, and in a few moments the cutter was lowered down with its little crew after the netting had been cast loose and raised; and then they watched her glide down with the stream, stern on, with the rowers balancing their oars, the stroke dipping his now and then to keep her head to stream, and the mate standing with his back to them till the headland was reached, when he knelt down, caught at the overhanging bushes and water-plants, and let the boat drift close in and on and on without making a sign, till she disappeared.
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Examples of Headland

Example #1
He remembered it as a deep, religious wood, with its own particular smell of reeds and rushes.
Example #2
He had to pick his way, for thorn-bushes and hazels were springing up everywhere.
Example #3
He forgot what became of the last one.
Example #4
He did not neglect to feed them, but they had eaten each other, nevertheless.
Example #5
A breeze rose, the forest murmured, a bird sang, and the sails of the yacht filled.
Example #6
But was there water enough in the strait at this season of the year?