• Along the Chalk Ridge.—Leith Hill in the Distance
    Along the Chalk Ridge.—Leith Hill in the Distance
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ridged having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship "a carinate sepal"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean
    • ridged Having a ridge or back; having an angular, projecting backbone.
    • ridged In zoology, carinate; costate; having ridges or carinæ on a surface, generally longitudinal ones. When the ridges run crosswise, the surface is said to be transversely ridged.
    • ridged Rising in a ridge or ridges; ridgy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A dime has 118 ridges around the edge
    • adj Ridged having ridges on a surface: ridgy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hrycg; Ice. hryggr, Ger. rücken, back.


In literature:

No matter where the road ran, always off beyond them lay the hills, ridge upon ridge, beautiful, glorious.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
A large number of officers lined the crest of the ridge, and thither, with leave, the Colonel and Lieut.-Colonel of the 210th repaired.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
Do you see that tree away, way over on the ridge?
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
On March 31 I rode over with various company officers to Kemmel, and we looked over the trenches H2-K1 below Wytschaete Ridge.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
Having finished, Ogallah and the warrior threw the blanket on the ground, and the whole five gazed at the ridge miles away.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
The ridge and side ropes for securing the awning.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Then Esaias happened into the midst of a herd of caribou as he climbed over a ridge, and killed three.
"The Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley)" by Hudson Stuck
From where he lay he could see that the whites held a ridge two hundred yards away.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
I had the world to myself when the sun was cradled by the western ridges.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
It was still nearly a mile from Drowned Valley when Jake Kloon halted in his tracks and seated himself on a narrow ridge of hard ground.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Then take up a position on that ridge (pointing to Sandy Ridge) and remain out until dusk.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
On the approach of winter the plants which are still unheaded are ridged up with earth for protection in the same manner as celery.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
This order is readily recognized by the spiral ridges which wind around the tubules of the capillitium.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
When camp was at last secure, I climbed slowly to the ridge top above.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
The country seemed nothing more than a vast plain, broken here and there by ridges and depressions.
"The Coming of the Law" by Charles Alden Seltzer
To the right a long ridge ran, topped with dead tree trunks.
"Second Variety" by Philip Kindred Dick
It was the morning of the 9th of June when the Guides reached the camp on the Ridge, two miles north-west of Delhi.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
Far, far toward the summit of the ridge, nestling in a background of brown and green, was a splash of vivid white.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Some of these creases merely changed the depth of water on the sea bottom; but one ridge was lifted above the water.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
In a few moments the bucks that had been watching the ridge cantered after them.
"Three Sioux Scouts" by Elmer Russell Gregor

In poetry:

Then the great down in the west
Grew into sight,
A barn stored full to the ridge
With black of night;
"The Barn and the Down" by Edward Thomas
A mirrored lake 'tween mossy banks,
A lofty mountain ridge,
A cottage nestling in the vale
Seen from a ruined bridge.
"Fancies" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
He clung upon the canyon's ledge
And from its topmost ridge,
Above its vast and awful deeps,
He built himself a bridge.
"The Bridge Builder" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Over the wooded northern ridge,
Between its houses brown,
To the dark tunnel of the bridge
The street comes straggling down.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I leaned upon the rustic bridge,
And watched the streamlet make
Its chattering way past zigzag ridge
Down to the silent lake.
"At San Giovanni Del Lago" by Alfred Austin
My lord Cid don Rodrigo bearing great spoil he went.
From the ridge unto the valley he had finished the descent.
And in that place they bore him Count don Remond his word.
My lord Cid sent unto him when the message he had heard:
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar 1" by Anonymous European

In news:

Three or four minutes after a spike crossed the ridge he was watching, 16-year-old Logan Sewell of Natchez, Miss.
Senior Jon Brill and freshman Kyler Erdman led the Little Falls boys golf team to a second-place finish at Sauk Rapids, Monday, and in the process secured All-Granite Ridge Conference (GRC) honors.
Ridge honored with Bronze Star .
Army Specialist Zachary Ridge with great-uncle Max South, Vietnam veteran.
He was born Oct 25, 1928, on Vannoy Ridge in Gilmer County, W.Va. To the late Columbus Boyd Vannoy and Elizabeth Ann Vannoy.
Burley at Canyon Ridge.
Twin Falls at Canyon Ridge.
Artist Betsy Bowen & birding expert Laura Erickson on their newest book, "Hawk Ridge".
Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th anniversary.
Sullivan/NJ.com Gov Chris Christie holds a town hall in Mahwah at the Ramapo Ridge Middle School on June 28, 2012.
Narcotic Task Force investigators arrested five people at a ridge Road home late Tuesday night.
0 The scene in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood where clothing store owner Mohamed Gebeli was killed in July -- the first of three similar slayings in Brooklyn.
After the varsity girls basketball game between host Oak Ridge and Inderkum Thursday night, no one wearing the navy and gold left the court happy.
Burr Ridge is completing the planning process for a new Village Center which will be the primary anchor for the creation of "Downtown Burr Ridge".
The Walnut Ridge Bobcats defeated Midland 12-2 in 2A-2 conference baseball action on April 9 at Walnut Ridge.

In science:

To efficiently compare the curvatures of the ridges, the frequency at which the avoided crossing occurs in the model must match precisely that of the observations.
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
We then used the individual ℓ = 1 large separations to compare the curvatures of the ridges.
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
We found that for all the satisfactory models of Sect. 2, the curvature of the ℓ = 1 ridge is less pronounced than in the observations (see Fig. 5).
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
However, we observe that for HD 49385, the evanescent zone is even wider with overshooting and the agreement with the observations for the curvature of the ℓ = 1 ridge is worse (see Fig. 5).
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
Among all these models, none is able to satisfactorily reproduce the strong curvature of the observed ℓ = 1 ridge.
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
For a fixed value of k , a contour plot of the growth rate γk in the (ρ, T ) phase plane therefore exhibits a ridge between those two boundaries.
Spinodal phase separation in relativistic nuclear collisions
The height of of the ridge decreases steadily as T is increased, first rather gently due to the dominance of the fermions at low temperatures.
Spinodal phase separation in relativistic nuclear collisions
There may be even better sites for astronomy on the plateau. A ridge runs south and west from Dome A and ∼ 400 km SW is a location called “Ridge A”.
Astronomy in Antarctica
However, Ridge A was found to be the best location of all.
Astronomy in Antarctica
At Ridge A these same estimates suggest that even the [CII] line will be accessible, for perhaps 10% of the time.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Ridge A As argued by Saunders et al. (2009) this may be the best site on the planet for THz astronomy.
Astronomy in Antarctica
In the present work we use the hypothesis of string percolation phase transition for the description of the onset of this ridge.
Onset of "ridge phenomenon" in AA and pp collisions and percolation string model
Results obtained at RHIC indicate that in addition to the jet-like component, the long-range pseudorapidity azimuthal correlations are observed in AuAu collisions forming a so-called ridge structure.
Onset of "ridge phenomenon" in AA and pp collisions and percolation string model
However, recently, the experimental ridge landscape was broadened by the detailed study of energy and centrality dependence of the minijet angular correlations measured for all charged hadrons with rather low-pt (pt > 0.15GeV /c) in AuAu collisions at 62 and 200 GeV in STAR at RHIC .
Onset of "ridge phenomenon" in AA and pp collisions and percolation string model
This low-pt manifestation of the ”ridge” structure, expanding in pseudorapidity , stimulated our present attempt to consider the onset of this phenomenon on the base of the string percolation model.
Onset of "ridge phenomenon" in AA and pp collisions and percolation string model