low-lying low-lying

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level
  2. (adj) lying below the normal level

Usage(s):

  1. Welcome to Diego Garcia 6,720 acres of restricted military base on a low-lying, depopulated atoll 1,000 miles from the nearest continent.
  2. Cook's unit managed to turn the area around by patrolling 24-hours a day and putting up walls to choke off the flow of insurgents from the low-lying areas to the south.
  3. With its low-lying tables and vast concrete spaces, SuperDeluxe is everything you dreamed a funky bohemian caf would be, and more.

News

  1. LATEST NEWS

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents in low-lying areas to keep an eye on rivers and streams as more heavy rain approaches the state.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

  2. Conn. Gov. Malloy warns of hazards from heavy rainfall

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents in low-lying areas to keep an eye on rivers and streams as more heavy rain approaches the state.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 5 New York

  3. Conn. gov. warns of hazards from heavy rainfall

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents in low-lying areas to keep an eye on rivers and streams as more heavy rain approaches the state.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. Burma's Minister for Relief and Resettlement Maung Maung Swe said: "The wave was up to 12ft [3.5m] high and it swept away and inundated half the houses in low-lying villages. They did not have anywhere to flee."
    on May 7, 2008 By: Maung Maung Source: 999 Today

  2. "In a situation like this, many people may just disappear out there. A tsunami or giant wave in low-lying areas means we may not find some of those that have been lost," Hunt told radio.
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Greg Hunt Source: Reuters UK

  3. "We will start prosecuting the evaders. We will start picking the low-lying fruit, the easiest to pick," Aquino told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.
    on May 12, 2010 By: Ninoy Aquino Source: Reuters Canada

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