undercliff

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undercliff

[′ən·dər‚klif]
(geology)
A subordinate cliff or terrace formed by material which has fallen or slid from above.
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Lowry actually felt a bond to Jews who were not so much assimilated as taking the step of repressing their identity and reinventing themselves, much the way he had reinvented himself as a writer from the railroad people who lived around the Undercliff Yards.
This catastrophe opened a vast chasm about three-quarters of a mile long and hundreds of feet deep, sent fifty acres of the Undercliff sliding into the sea, and created a temporary barrier reef of slippage in Pinhay Bay.
Look for crabs and winkles in the rockpools at Steephill before following the signed trail along the Undercliff.
Surely, too, Fowles has in mind the story of Sleeping Beauty when Charles observes Sarah sleeping--or pricking her finger--in the Undercliff (61, 146).