1798S.H. Wilcocketr. ofJ.S. Stavorinus’s Voy. to E. IndiesI. 31A narrow ridge of the mountain..ended about halfway up abruptly, against the side of a precipice. This place, the inhabitants of the Cape call the krants or wreath.
1852C. BarterDorp & Veld 88 (Pettman)We passed this morning under a mountain whose summit is garlanded with a ring of perpendicular rocks appropriately termed kranz.
1852C. BarterDorp & Veld 93We had been directed to look out for a white krans in the mountain.
1893‘Africanus’ inCape Illust. Mag. July 418It resembles Table Mountain in form, but has no large ‘kransen,’ and is verdant up to the top.
1908J.M. OrpenReminisc. (1964) 63There is a small flat topped hill there, with a little irregular krantz all round the top.
1910J. BuchanPrester John 46The top was sheer cliff; then came loose kranzes in tiers, like the seats in a gallery.
1913Times Lit. Suppl. (U.K.) 24 July 309How are we to describe the curious crowns of rock so common on the Cape mountains except by the word ‘kranz’?
1916J. BuchanGreenmantle 283A little hill split the valley, and on its top was a kranz of rocks.
1925H.J. Mandelbrotetr. ofO.F. Mentzel’s Descr. of Cape of G.H.II. 93A phenomenon appeared below the krantz of the mountain that looked like a veritable carbuncle to some and a crowned serpent to others.
1949L.G. GreenIn Land of Afternoon 21A krantz is not merely a cliff, but a steep, rocky place near the summit of a berg.
1956A.G. McRaeHill Called Grazing 64You see the pale azure of the sky just touching the top of the Hill Called Grazing, you see the shape of the little krantzes which crown it.
1972Daily Dispatch 4 Sept.The billowing Themeda triandra in autumn looks like a great field of wheat rising right up to the basalt krantzes of the Drakensberg.
1853T. Shone Diary. 12 Dec.Our Jack and horse was carried down the river at Blue Kraants, he lost Henry Greatcoat.
1956F.C. MetrowichValiant but Once 206His headquarters were a peak of almost perpendicular rock in the Eastern Amatola mountains. This peak, afterwards known as Murray’s Krantz, was a natural fortress and appeared to be well-nigh impregnable.
1974S. Afr. Panorama Nov. 11This krans was also known as the ‘Skietkrans’ (shot precipice) because when the north wind blew, it made sounds like shots.
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