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

  Promontory \Prom"on*to*ry\, n.; pl. Promontories. [ L.
     promonturium, promunturium; pro before + mons, montis,
     mountain: cf. F. promontoire. See Mount, n.]
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     1. (Phys. Geog.) A high point of land or rock projecting into
        the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape.
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              Like one that stands upon a promontory. --Shak.
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     2. (Anat.) A projecting part. Especially:
        (a) The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum
            where it joins the last lumbar vertebra.
        (b) A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the
            ear.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Doubling \Dou"bling\, n.
     1. The act of one that doubles; a making double;
        reduplication; also, that which is doubled.
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     2. A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare;
        shift; trick; artifice. --Dryden.
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     3. (Her.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or
        escutcheon.
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     4. The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the
        strength and flavor.
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     5. raising the stakes in a game, such as a card game or
        backgammon, by a factor of 2.
  
     Syn: double.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     Doubling a cape, promontory, etc. (Naut.), sailing around
        or passing beyond a cape, promontory, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  promontory
      n 1: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out
           into the sea) [syn: promontory, headland, head,
           foreland]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "promontory":
     beak, bill, breakwater, cape, chersonese, coral reef, delta,
     foreland, head, headland, hook, mull, naze, ness, peninsula, point,
     reef, sandspit, spit, spur, tongue
  
  

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