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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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canyoncan‧yon /ˈkænjən/ ●●○ noun [countable]  DNa deep valley with very steep sides of rock that usually has a river running through it
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canyonBut, at our request, the planes soared up the bay and through a canyon over LeConte Glacier.Pearson expressed concern that the new codes would make it easier to develop hillsides and canyons, particularly in older coastal neighborhoods.the Grand CanyonI know its London shrieks and shuffles as it rushes through road canyons and around the sharp edges of tall buildings.But there was nothing in the shifting canyons of frozen carbon dioxide to tell her.It is impossible to imagine a Cheyenne war party coming out of the canyon, because the canyon is gone.We park the truck just past Wino Tank and begin hiking up the canyon.The canyon walls came close together as they rode in gathering darkness.The canyon was a natural cutting through a mountain of basalt.
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