Definition of Coastal plain
1. Noun. A plain adjacent to a coast.
Specialized synonyms: Tidewater
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Literary usage of Coastal plain
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1906)
"Briefly summing up some of the principal points developed in the foregoing description of the individual granite areas of the coastal plain region, ..."
2. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"The seaward slope of the coastal plain is continued as the continental shelf beneath the level of the sea to distances varying from 100 to 200 or more miles ..."
3. EcoRegions of Alaska by Alisa L. Gallant (1998)
"The poorly drained, treeless coastal plain rises very gradually from sea level to ... The coastal plain has arctic climatic conditions, with very low mean ..."
4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The coastal plain is the youngest, flattest, and largest of the four natural divisions of the state, of which it forms more than one half. ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"Mnp of SC, showing position of Darlington on the coastal plain. nation will maintain its leading position amongst the nations of the world, ..."