the twisting track wormed its way up a defile to level ground
Torah scrolls are publicly burned, and swine are sacrificed over sacred Jewish books to defile them.
Just south of the town he took position in a defile , facing south-east with the road through the Wittlewood forest at his back.
On the ground itself there is no defile , no gorge, no precipitous mountain pass, nothing which can remotely be called a Gap from the point of view of anybody on the ground.
You will never convert us to your religion and defile our women.
The view is mind-boggling, with a precipitous drop into the defile of the Lairig Ghru, the great pass that splits the Cairngorms, linking Aviemore and Braemar.
We did not want non-Jews to enter our Temple to defile our sacred sites or texts.
The upper strip, a cornice of fir trees etched against the sky; below the tinted mass of forest crowding down to the floor of the defile by the waters of the blue Arazas.
The route to the village lies through the mile-long Alikhel gorge, a narrow defile that is perfect for an ambush - as the mujahideen had found against the Russians.
In the time of David Thompson, the Salish ‘crossed the Mountains by a wide defile of easy passage, eastward of the Saleesh or Flathead Lake.’