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A natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea).  Synonyms: head, headland, promontory.
Land forming the forward margin of something.

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"Foreland" Quotes from Famous Books

... a wave of his paw, "just clear of that bluff foreland where the gap opens with the ...
— Captain Brand of the "Centipede" • H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise

... explosives (to which he owed his sudden chance of engagement)—dynamite in cases and blasting powder in barrels—taken on board, main hatch battened for sea, cook restored to his functions in the galley, anchor fished and the tug ahead, rounding the South Foreland, and with the sun sinking clear and red down the purple vista of the channel, he went on the poop, on duty, it is true, but with time to take the first freer breath in the busy day of departure. The pilot was still on board, who gave him first a ...
— Chance • Joseph Conrad

... made the Crane their messenger—The fitful Crane whose thoughts are always frightening her She slipped from Islet to Isle, she sloped from Foreland to Coast; She passed through cracks in the mountains and came over trees like a ghost; And then fled back in dismay when she saw on the hollow plains The final battle between the ...
— The King of Ireland's Son • Padraic Colum

... land we made, it is called the Deadman, Next Ram Head, off Plymouth, Start, Portland, and the Wight; We sail-ed by Beachy, By Fairly and Dungeness, And then bore away for the South Foreland light. ...
— Poor Jack • Frederick Marryat

Words linked to "Foreland" :   Jebel Musa, Cape Kennedy, Cape Sable, terra firma, Cape Hatteras, Cape Canaveral, ground, point, Rock of Gibraltar, headland, Cape Horn, dry land, solid ground, Gibraltar, natural elevation, Calpe, Abyla, promontory, land, earth, Abila, mull, elevation

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