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  1. dunes

    A dune is a landform composed of wind- or water-driven sand. It typically takes the form of a mound, ridge, or hill. An area with dunes is called a dune system or a dune complex. A large dune complex is called a dune field, while broad, flat regions covered with wind-swept sand or dunes with little or no vegetation are called ergs or sand seas. Dunes occur in different shapes and sizes, but most kinds of dunes are longer on the stoss (upflow) side, where the sand is pushed up the dune, and have a shorter slip face in the lee side. The valley or trough between dunes is called a dune slack.Dunes are most common in desert environments, where the lack of moisture hinders the growth of vegetation that would otherwise interfere with the development of dunes. However, sand deposits are not restricted to deserts, and dunes are also found along sea shores, along streams in semiarid climates, in areas of glacial outwash, and in other areas where poorly cemented sandstone bedrock disintegrates to produce an ample supply of loose sand. Subaqueous dunes can form from the action of water flow (fluvial processes) on sand or gravel beds of rivers, estuaries, and the sea-bed.Some coastal areas have one or more sets of dunes running parallel to the shoreline directly inland from the beach. In most cases, the dunes are important in protecting the land against potential ravages by storm waves from the sea. Artificial dunes are sometimes constructed to protect coastal areas. The dynamic action of wind and water can sometimes cause dunes to drift, which can have serious consequences. For example, the town of Eucla, Western Australia, had to be relocated in the 1890s because of dune drift. The modern word "dune" came into English from French around 1790, which in turn came from Middle Dutch dūne.

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  1. Dunes

    The Dunes Hotel was a Paradise, Nevada, hotel and casino that operated from May 23, 1955 to January 26, 1993, and was the tenth resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio now stands on the former grounds.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dunes

    low hills of sand extending along the coast of the Netherlands and the N. of France.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dunes

    An Anglo-Saxon word still in use, signifying mounds or ridges of drifted sands. (See DOWNS.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunes in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    Just as the sand-dunes, heaped one upon another, hide each the first, so in life the former deeds are quickly hidden by those that follow after.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I bought the land for the right price because you weren't even allowed practically to walk on the dunes, let alone build major golf courses there.

  3. Olivier Toupet:

    The helicopter is an extremely valuable asset for rover planning because it provides high-resolution imagery of the terrain we want to drive through, we can better assess the size of the dunes and where bedrock is poking out. That's great information for us ; it helps identify which areas may be traversable by the rover and whether certain high-value science targets are reachable.

  4. Michael Bay:

    I let film directors make their movies at Platinum Dunes [Bay's production company] and give them tremendous responsibilities, well, unfortunately a very bad choice was made to use a real crash instead of creating a VFX shot, without realizing the impact it could have on the families.

  5. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    There are those who have said the IDF just targeted sand dunes — this is incorrect, hamas must understand that we will not permit these attacks, and we will respond with even greater force.

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