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[rij-lahyn] /ˈrɪdʒˌlaɪn/
a line formed along the highest points of a mountain ridge.
an area of higher ground separating two adjacent streams or watersheds. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As she drives out of the hollow, clumps of fog wreathe the ridgeline, and the mountainsides are washed in muted greens and grays.
  • Wildflowers scatter the valley floor and trails wind up to the ridgeline.
  • Look along the ridgeline below and to the right of it.
  • In places, the animals have smashed through the bamboo for hundreds of yards, creating virtual tunnels straight up the ridgeline.
  • Visibility was so bad that the climbers could not distinguish between the ridgeline and thin air.
  • We had completed the propitiatory rites the day before, in that patch of cloud-shrouded ridgeline in the middle of nowhere.
  • The site is on a two-mile ridgeline facing southwest, the predominant wind direction at the location.

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