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  spit - Search Results - MSN Encarta
A spit stretches partway across the mouth of a cove...
Saliva, also known as spit, is a clear liquid that's made in your mouth 24 hours a day, every day.
Spit, also known as Speed or (in the UK) Slam or Slams, it is a card game for two players in which the aim is to get rid of your cards as fast as possible.
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 sand spit | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
For other uses of the term, see The Spit A spit is a deposition landform found off coasts.
A spit is a type of bar or beach that develops where a re-entrant occurs, such as at a cove, bay, ria, or river mouth.
Spits are formed by the movement of sediment (typically sand) along a shore by a process known as longshore drift.
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 GC14DJ4 - A Earthcache in Washington, United States called Spencer Spit EarthCache created by Babybackpackers
If the supply isn't interrupted, and the spit isn't breached by the sea, the spit may become a bar, with both ends joined to land, and a lagoon behind the bar.
Longshore drift is one of the principal processes in the construction of spits, bars and tombolos, and in the overall sustainability of beach deposits.
They are the continuing processes that nourish the beach and carry sand along the shore or a barrier spit to deposit it at the end of the spit so that the spit grows in length and size.
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 spit - OneLook Dictionary Search
SPIT : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Phrases that include spit: spit ball, spit it out, spit roast, willoughby spit, bird spit soup, more...
Words similar to spit: skewer, expectoration, patter, pitter-patter, ptyalize, saliva, spat, spatter, spew, spiting, spitted, spitting, spittle, sprinkle, spue, tongue, spit out, more...
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 Spit - Mirror of Wikipedia - 维库提供服务
Spit (landform), a section of land that extends into a body of water
Spit (cooking aide), a primitive device used for cooking by roasting over an open fire
Spit (Kittie) the first album by heavy metal all-female band Kittie
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 Homer Alaska Fishing, Homer AK Fishing
The lingering memories of fantastic halibut fishing, spectacular panoramic views and magnificent marine wildlife that you take home will always draw you to return to Homer, Alaska the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World!" This is the reason Homer, Alaska is home-port to Alaska's largest fleet of Halibut sport-fishing charter boats.
These sand and gravel materials from the glacial erosion of the glaciated valleys are then deposited into Kachemak Bay by the glacial streams dumping their "load" onto each glacier's out-wash delta.
The high-tide then covers these glacial out-wash deltas and transports the sand and gravel to the area of the Homer-Spit during the out-going tidal-flow where they are deposited thereby constantly building the Spit.
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 The Spit - Information at Halfvalue.com
Southport Spit, Queensland A permanent sand spit that separates the Southport Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean.
The Spit, New South Wales An urban locality in the suburb of Mosman, New South Wales.
Revenge of the Spit A Ras Kass mixtape.
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 Coastal Landform
The landforms found along a coast may be divided into two types, erosional and depositional, depending on whether erosion or deposition dominates.
Several coastal landforms are characteristic of deposition, such as river deltas, tombolos, spits and hooks, barrier islands, sandbars, and tidal flats.
Once a spit forms, wave action remains strong on the seaward side of the spit, and the longshore drift continues to transport sediment to the end of the spit, where it is deposited.
www.utopie.it /seashorecentre/sea_world/coastal_landform.htm   (1406 words)

  
 GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR SUBAQUEOUS SOILS
Back-Barrier Beach: A narrow, elongate, intertidal, sloping landform that is generally parallel with the shoreline located on the lagoon or estuary side of the barrier island, or spit.
Barrier Beach: A narrow, elongate, coarse-textured, intertidal, sloping landform that is generally parallel with the beach ridge component of the barrier island, or spit and adjacent to the ocean.
Spit: (a) A small point or low tongue or narrow embankment of land, commonly consisting of sand or gravel deposited by longshore transport and having one end attached to the mainland and the other terminating in open water, usually the sea; a finger-like extension of the beach.
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 1. Shallow Inlet Spit
The bulk of the present spit is unvegetated but there is considerable variation in the form of sand accumulation both on the small vegetated area and the large area of mobile beach and dune sand.
The spit is exposed to strong wave action from the south-west, the result of regular south-westerly to westerly ocean swell passing across Bass Strait and refracted around Cape Liptrap into Waratah Bay (Tuddenham 1970).
Given the rate of channel and spit migration recorded over the past 10 years, it is possible that the spit may undergo a new breach in the next 10 years.
www.nre.vic.gov.au /DPI/Vro/wgregn.nsf/pages/wg_lf_sig_shallow_inlet1   (1173 words)

  
 Shingle Guide
It is significant both as a classic shingle spit landform and for the links that have been demonstrated between the coastal near shore and offshore forms and sediments.
To ensure that the integrity of the spit is maintained during this process it would be necessary to recharge the rear of the spit.
The public is excluded from the coastal spit to the south of the Harbour entrance from April to July inclusive to protect ground-nesting birds.
www.english-nature.org.uk /livingwiththesea/project_details/good_practice_guide/shingleCRR/shingleguide/Annexes/Annex03Pagham/index.htm   (6042 words)

  
 Spit - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Spit (landform), a section of land that extends into a body of water
Spit (cooking aide), a rotating device used for cooking by roasting over an open fire
Spit (Kittie) the first album by heavy metal all-female band Kittie
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Spit   (126 words)

  
  Definition of Spit (landform)
A spit is a type of bar or beach that develops where a re-entrant occurs, such as at a cove, bay, ria, or river mouth.
Spits are formed by the movement of sediment (typically sand) along a shore by a process known as longshore drift.
If the supply isn't interrupted, and the spit isn't breached by the sea (or, if across an estuary, the river) the spit may become a bar, with both ends joined to land, and a lagoon behind the bar.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Spit_(landform)   (292 words)

  
 Canadian Geographic Magazine: Maps, Travel, Photography, Geography Contests, and Canadian Geographic Magazine ...
One coastal landform resulting from both the constructive and destructive forces of the ocean is a spit.
Spits are elongate ridges of sand or gravel that project from land and end in open water.
Spits are essentially seaward continuations of beaches and will continuously expand in the direction of the longshore current unless other water motions or human influences interfere with the growth process.
www.canadiangeographic.ca /landforms/spit.asp   (355 words)

  
 Canadian Geographic Magazine: Maps, Travel, Photography, Geography Contests, and Canadian Geographic Magazine ...
One coastal landform resulting from both the constructive and destructive forces of the ocean is a spit.
Spits are elongate ridges of sand or gravel that project from land and end in open water.
Spits are essentially seaward continuations of beaches and will continuously expand in the direction of the longshore current unless other water motions or human influences interfere with the growth process.
www.cgkids.ca /landforms/spit.asp   (355 words)

  
 Shoreline Reach Analysis Steps - Classifying shorelines: LG-MC
Spits are attached at one end to the mainland and usually develop where the coast changes direction.
Because these landforms are partially or entirely detached from the mainland, they are less likely than estuaries, river mouths and deltas to trap pollutants from run-off and overland flows.
These landforms are sediment accumulations with a roughly triangular plan form, their apex extends outward into the marine water.
www.ecy.wa.gov /programs/sea/sma/st_guide/SMP/inven_analysis/analysis/eco_functions/marine/types/all_m_shore_types.html   (5589 words)

  
 Chapter 20: Coastal Processes and Terrain
Common landform complex is comprised of wave-cut cliffs, wave-cut benches, and wave-built terraces.
Spit — a linear deposit of marine sediment that is attached to the land at one or both ends.
Tombolo — a spit formed by sand deposition of waves converging in two directions on the landward side of a nearshore island, so that a spit connects the island to the land.
www.valdosta.edu /~cdenizma/personal/course2_files/Coastal_processes_and_landforms.htm   (1550 words)

  
 Landform at AllExperts
The generic landform elements are: pits, peaks, channels, ridges, passes, pools, planes etc, and can be often extracted from a digital elevation model using some automated or semi-automated techniques.
Elementary landforms (segments, facets, relief units) are the smallest homogeneous divisions of the land surface, at the given scale/resolution.
Hence, the spatial distribution of landforms is often fuzzy and scale-dependent as is the case for soils and geological strata.
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 Learn more about Landform in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The highest order landforms are oceans and continents.
Landforms can be created by a number of factors, ranging from plate tectonics to erosion and deposition.
They may also be influenced by biological factors, for example the role of plants in the development of dune systems and salt marshes and corals and algae in the formation of coral reefs.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/la/landform.html   (207 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is a permanent sand spit that separates the Southport Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean.
The Spit was later stabilised in 1986 by the construction of the Gold Coast Seaway, thus preventing it from becoming a baymouth bar connecting to South Stradbroke Island.
There is a proposed marine development of the Southport Spit which includes the provision of recreational facilities for the construction of a marina facility for superyachts, recreational and commercial boats.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Southport_Spit,_Queensland   (469 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Southport Spit, Queensland
It is a permanent sand spit that separates the Southport Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean.
The Spit was later stabilised in 1986 by the construction of the Gold Coast Seaway, thus preventing it from becoming a baymouth bar connecting to South Stradbroke Island.
There is a proposed marine development of the Southport Spit which includes the provision of recreational facilities for the construction of a marina facility for superyachts, recreational and commercial boats.
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 Explicaţii despre spit
A spit is a long metal rod used to hold food while it is being cooked over a fire in a fireplace or over a campfire, or roasted in an oven.
Spits are generally used for cooking large joints of meat or entire animals like pigs, turkeys, goats or historically, entire cattle.
A spit is a type of beach, or bar, that has formed by the movement and accumulation of sediment.
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 Spurn Point- A cyclic coastal landform   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each spit has grown until it has become unstable, been destroyed and then rebuilt slightly to the west of the former one, the cycles lasting approximately 250 years.
The current spit is nearing the end of the cycle, and despite considerable coastal defences the neck is in continual danger of being breached.
The spit grows southwestwards, at the same time the neck of the spit must move westwards due to the erosion of the coastline.
www.studentcentral.co.uk /spurn_point-_a_cyclic_coastal_landform_31745   (489 words)

  
 Bar (landform) - Wikinfo
The term bar can apply to landform features over a considerable range in size, from just a few meters in a small stream to marine depositions stretching for hundreds of kilometres along a coastline (see barrier islands).
In a nautical sense, a bar is a shoal, similar to a reef: a shallow formation of (usually) sand that is a grounding hazard.
The largest of the geological units of this kind are the barrier islands, such as occur along the east coast of the United States.
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 Parks & Waterways Publications
Southshore Spit is a sand spit, which is inherently unstable due to its proximity to the estuary mouth.
It was last recorded at the tip of the Spit, where it was destroyed by sea encroachment, as was the sand daphne (Pimelea arenaria) (14).
It dominates the foredunes on Southshore Spit, and is common throughout the area.
www.ccc.govt.nz /parks/Publications/mp_southshorespit_2.asp   (843 words)

  
 Christchurch Bay Coastal Management   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christchurch Bay is located on the South Coast of England, stretching between Hengistbury Head in the west and Hurst Castle spit to the east.
It is a classically shaped arcuate bay in Hampshire, to the west of the Isle of Wight.
As a result the Spit will be degenerated, as it will no longer be in dynamic equilibrium i.e.
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 Homer Spit Landform   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Spit itself is the second longest landform of its type in the world, extending four and one-half miles into the Bay.
The Spit was created approximately 14,000 to 15,000 years ago as the submarine end moraine of a glacier that filled the Bay during the Naptowne glaciation (Reger and Pinney 1997).
Although the 50 year time period covered does not reflect the entire history of human use on the Spit, this temporal scale is appropriate for showing the majority of long-term anthropogenic effects that have occurred on the Spit.
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