Ridge in a sentence

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Definition of Ridge

  • The back, or top of the back; a crest.
  • A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys.
  • A raised line or strip, as of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows or ditches, or as on the surface of metal, cloth, or bone, etc.
  • The intersection of two surface forming a salient angle, especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof or a vault.
  • The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.
  • To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges.
  • To form into ridges with the plow, as land.
  • To wrinkle.
  • a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters
  • any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
  • a long narrow natural elevation or striation
  • a long narrow range of hills
  • a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean
  • any long raised strip
  • form into a ridge
  • spade into alternate ridges and troughs
  • throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides
  • plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
  • extend in ridges

How to use ridge in a sentence. Ridge pronunciation.

It comes right over the mountains from the West, but when one crosses the ridge he does not find any of it on the other side!
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It went surging up adjacent ridges-surmounted them and disappeared in the canons beyond-burst into view upon higher and farther ridges, presently-shed a grander illumination abroad, and dove again -flamed out again, directly, higher and still higher up the mountain-side-threw out skirmishing parties of fire here and there, and sent them trailing their crimson spirals away among remote ramparts and ribs and gorges, till as far as the eye could reach the lofty mountain-fronts were webbed as it were with a tangled network of red lava streams.
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By lanes innumerable, deep between banks of fern and flower; by paths along the bramble-edge of scented meadows; by the secret windings of copse and brake and stream-worn valley-a way lies upward to the long ridge of Haldon, where breezes sing among the pines, or sweep rustling through gorse and bracken.
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Reconnaissance had developed the fact that the enemy occupied the village of El Caney, and that their first line of works surrounded the city of Santiago at a distance of about a mile, crowning a semicircular ridge.
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Between the position occupied by the general's camp and this ridge, a distance of about two and one-half miles, flowed the Aguadores and San Juan rivers, and about one mile from the San Juan River, on the east side, was a ruined plantation and mission house, called El Poso.
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Another division (Kent's) was to make an attack upon the semicircular ridge of hills south of El Caney as soon as Lawton was well committed to the fight, both for the purpose of preventing reinforcements from going to El Caney and to develop the enemy's strength.
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To which was instantly replied, "Block-house, 600 yards; the ridge to the right, 800 yards," and Steigerwald's piece was grinding 500 shots a minute within a quarter of a second, playing upon the San Juan block-house.
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Green took 800 yards, and began to send his compliments to the ridge beyond the block-house.
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There was, for an instant, a furious fusillade on our right and left, and in a few moments the whole line of our troops had risen and were moving forward to the San Juan ridge.
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The other two pieces and the limber belonging to Ryder's gun were moved forward on a run to the captured position on the San Juan ridge, gun crews riding or following as best they could.
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The charge upon the San Juan ridge was practically unsupported by artillery.
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About one o'clock their line had swept forward and had captured the first ridge between the San Juan and the city of Santiago, the "San Juan ridge," driving the enemy on this portion of the field into their last trenches.
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Suddenly, a few shots came scattering over the ridge and dropped in among the troops.
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The whole valley between that ridge and Santiago had been swept by machine gun fire during the afternoon.
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It is possible that there might hare been a few Spanish pickets on the ridge, but this is not believed to be probable.
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The position at El Caney had ceased to be of any importance as soon as the San Juan block-house and ridge were taken; any Spanish troops remaining at El Caney were necessarily victims.
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There were four of these mortars in action and they were placed behind the ridge in a perfectly safe position.
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In front of this crossing seemed to be a level plain of about 400 to 800 yards, beyond which was a semi-circular ridge crowned with Spanish trenches from which the Spanish fire seemed to come.
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Landis, 1st Cavalry, who had voluntarily assisted me throughout, said: "Better stop; our own men are climbing up the ridge.
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The island is surrounded by a calm and blue lagoon, formed by a ridge of coral rocks, which break the swell of the ocean, and prevent the noxious spray from banishing the rich shrubs which grow even to the water's edge.
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Examples of Ridge

Example #1
It probably is manufactured on the mountain-top for the occasion, and starts from there.
Example #2
That is to say, where it originates.
Example #3
Away across the water the crags and domes were lit with a ruddy glare, and the firmament above was a reflected hell!
Example #4
Within half an hour all before us was a tossing, blinding tempest of flame!
Example #5
Mile after mile of rustic loveliness, ever and anon the sea-limits blue beyond grassy slopes.
Example #6
But inland these discontents are soon forgotten; there amid tilth and pasture, gentle hills and leafy hollows of rural Devon, the eye rests and the mind is soothed.