Definition of Barchanes
1. barchane [n] - See also: barchane
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Literary usage of Barchanes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"Further outh sand became more and more plentiful, forming great barchanes and blocking any of the original valleys. At length hills appeared to the south, ..."
2. The Scientific Study of Scenery by John Edward Marr (1900)
"This is the form of the barchanes or medanos of many desert regions. ... When the wind varies in direction these barchanes may take very complex shapes, ..."
3. Shore Processes and Shoreline Development by Douglas Wilson Johnson (1919)
"He was of the opinion that the shingle barchanes were analogous to that form of sand dune called a ..."
4. The Coastal Plain of North Carolina by William Bullock Clark, Benjamin LeRoy Miller (1912)
"The strong north winds pile the sands up into great barchanes or ... the horns or cusps of the barchanes pointing to leeward, which is almost due south. ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"... sand and of direction and strength of wind, and reaches satisfactory explanations oí transverse, longitudinal and crescentic dunes (barchanes of Arabia, ..."
6. A Text-book of Geology for Use in Universities: Colleges, Schools of Science by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1920)
"Shapes of sand-dunes, called barchanes. Migration of Dunes. — The transference of material from the windward to the leeward side causes dunes to march ..."
7. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... Red to the Euxine Sea, and thorow Scythia to the Bactrians. P- Orot./. i. Hee conquered (saith Diodorus) the Armenians and their c-^ . King barchanes ..."