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  • This and the coast range run nearly parallel with the shore of the Pacific. Cited from What I Saw in California, by Edwin Bryant
  • This was six or eight rods wide, and appeared to run nearly parallel with the Penobscot. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 8, Jun, 1858
  • Only two great roads traversed this sequestered region, running nearly parallel, at a distance of more than seventy miles from each other. Cited from A Visit to the Monastery of La Trappe in 1817, by W.D. Fellowes
  • Upon three conical hills that arise close to the back of the town, and run nearly parallel with the coast, our troops were stationed. Cited from A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I (of 4), by James Holman
  • After ten minutes' hurrying uphill he guessed they must be level with the river, in a tunnel running nearly parallel. Cited from King--of the Khyber Rifles, Talbot Mundy
  • In one place you can look down upon what seem to he three roads running nearly parallel along a ridge, but what is really the one road twisting to its ascent. Cited from Gala-Days, by Gail Hamilton (Abigail Dodge)
  • Oregon has three mountain ranges which run nearly parallel with the coast, the most influential of which, in every way, is the Cascade Range. Cited from Steep Trails, by John Muir
  • "I don't believe the pass is more than a hundred yards from the other side, and the two must run nearly parallel, so I am bound to get over in some way." Cited from In the Pecos Country, Lieutenant R.H. Jayne
  • This siliceous substance, viewed in one direction, or longitudinally, may be considered as columnar, prismatical, or continued in lines running nearly parallel. Cited from Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4), by James Hutton
  • On trees that occupy exposed situations near its upper limit the bark is deep reddish-brown and rather deeply furrowed, the main furrows running nearly parallel to each other and connected on the old trees by conspicuous cross-furrows. Cited from The Yosemite, by John Muir
  • Now Great Barrington is but four or five miles from the New York border, while Sheffield is about six, and as many south of Great Barrington, the road between the two towns running nearly parallel to the state line. Cited from The Duke of Stockbridge, by Edward Bellamy
  • If the beginner is in doubt about finding which holes along any curved sides should be used for the cane running nearly parallel to the edge, he may find it to his advantage to mark the holes on the under side of the frame before removing the old cane. Cited from The Boy Mechanic: Volume 1, by Popular Mechanics
  • From the original ditch, smaller ditches are taken out, running nearly parallel with each other, and from these laterals other ditches, still smaller, and the seepage from all these moistens a considerable area on which crops may be grown. Cited from American Big Game in Its Haunts, by Various
  • The Shrewsbury, a river of the fourth or fifth class, or in other words a stream of a few hundred feet in width, and of no great length, comes from the south, running nearly parallel with the coast, and becomes a tributary of the Bay, also, at a point near the Cove. Cited from The Water-Witch, or, The Skimmer of the Seas, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The castle is situated at the extremity of a ridge of chalk hills, which, commencing to the west of Dieppe, run nearly parallel to the sea, and here terminate to the east, so that it has a complete command over the valley. Cited from Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I (of 2), by Dawson Turner
  • The newer part of the town is divided into avenues running nearly parallel with the Hudson; the streets cross them at right angles, and both are simply numbered; the masses of buildings which these sections form are very nearly uniform in area, and are termed blocks. Cited from Lands of the Slave and the Free, by Henry A. Murray
  • The country is traversed by lofty ranges of the Atlas system, which run nearly parallel to the coast, and rise in places over 7000 ft. These are commonly divided into two leading chains, distinguished as the Great1 and Little Atlas. Cited from The Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia Volume 1 of 28