breaks
   (colloquial: western USA) A landscape or large tract of steep, rough or broken land dissected by ravines and gullies and marks a sudden change in topography as from an elevated plain to lower hilly terrain, or a line of irregular cliffs at the edge of a mesa or a river (e.g., the Missouri River breaks).
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • Breaks — Breakbeat Le breakbeat est initialement un modèle rythmique binaire issu de la musique funk. On trouve les premiers exemples de breakbeats dans les accompagnements musicaux d artistes funk et soul comme James Brown, Herbie Hancock ou Lyn Collins …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Breaks — Breakbeat es una corriente del Techno surgida en Gran Bretaña donde dio posteriormente origen al Jungle mediante la aceleración del Breakbeat. Ritmo base del Hip Hop. Fue popularizado por James Brown en el tema “Funky Drummer”. El Breakbeat se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • breaks — Смотри Изломы …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • breaks — breɪk n. fracture; pause, intermission; crack; opportunity; alteration; divider between one part of a document and another (Computers) v. smash into pieces, shatter, crack; be smashed into pieces; be cut off; force into; stop, cancel …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Breaks — Distribution of the adverse cards between the two hands …   The official rules of card games glossary

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  • Breaks, Virginia — is a small Virginia community located in Dickenson County. Breaks is located very close to the Kentucky border and is east of Breaks Interstate Park. Breaks gets it s name in reference to the break in Pine Mountain, a mountain range that spans… …   Wikipedia

  • Breaks Interstate Park — Breaks Interstate Park, also referred as the Grand Canyon of the South , is one of two parks in the United States, located in southeastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia. The park s size is 4,500 acres (18 km²). The Breaks is the deepest… …   Wikipedia

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