WEAR , a
See also:river of Durham, England, rising in the Pennine chain near the
See also:Cumberland border, and traversing a valley about 6o m. in length to the
See also:Sea, with a drainage
See also:area of 458 sq. m . A series of streams draining from the hills between Killhope
See also:Law and Burnhope Seat (2452 ft.) are collected at Wearhead, up to which point the valley is traversed by a branch of the North-Eastern railway . Hence eastward, past the small towns of St
See also:Chapel and Stanhope, and as far as that of Wolsingham, Weardale is narrow and picturesque, sharply aligned by high-lying moorland . Below, it takes a south-easterly
See also:bend as far. as
See also:Auckland, then turns northward and north-eastward, the course of the river becoming extremely sinuous . The scenery is particularly
See also:fine where the river sweeps
See also:round the bold peninsula which bears the
See also:cathedral and
See also:castle of the city of Durham . The valley
See also:line continues northerly until Chesterle-Street is passed, then it turns north-east; and soon the river becomes navigable, carrying a
See also:traffic in
See also:coal, and having its
See also:banks lined with factories . At the mouth is the large seaport of
See also:Sunderland .
WEASEL (Putorius nivalis)
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