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 for foreland
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foreland \Fore"land`\, n.
     1. A promontory or cape; a headland; as, the North and South
        Foreland in Kent, England.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Fort.) A piece of ground between the wall of a place and
        the moat. --Farrow.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Hydraul. Engin.) That portion of the natural shore on the
        outside of the embankment which receives the stock of
        waves and deadens their force. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out
           into the sea) [syn: promontory, headland, head,
      2: land forming the forward margin of something

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