This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V BRIEF VOCABULARY 07 MILITARY TERMS COUNTRY SIDE. Arable Land. Ground under cultivation other than pasture or grass land. Basin. Low lying ground surrounded by hill...
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ountry drained by a river. Col. A gap or break in a ridge of hills. Crest-line. Where the top of a hill or mountain appears to meet the sky. Fold in Ground. A slight hollow caused by the regular lie of the ground being broken by a rise or depression. Knoll. A low hill standing by itself. Flatean. High-lying flat country. The top of a hill or mountain, if flat and of large area, may be said to form a plateau. Saddle. A shallow central dip in a ridge. The depression is less marked than a Col. Sky-line. Where earth or sea appear to meet the sky. Slope--Forward. One that falls away in the direction an observer is looking. Slope--Reverse. One that falls away behind the spot where the observer is standing. Slope--Convex. A slope is convex when an observer standing on the crest is unable, through the slope of the hill bulging out, to see the foot of the slope. Slope--Concave. A slope is concave when the actual slope of a hill offers no obstruction to an observer standing on the crest from seeing the foot of the slope. Spur. A ridge running out from a hill or from a range of hills. Valley. Low land between hills or mountains. Watercourse. The line marking the lowest part of a valley, whether occupied by a stream or not. TREES, ETC. Copse or Coppice. A small wood composed of young trees and undergrowth. Scrub. Stunted trees and bushes growing closely together. Shrub. A small bushy tree. Thicket. A small wood composed of bushes and undergrowth. Undergrowth. Small trees, brambles, creepers, etc., in a wood. ROADS, ETC. Bridlepath. A path along which horses can be...