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Chink

 

(literary form of the Kazakh and Turkmen word shïn), a precipice or scarp at the edge of a plateau or mesa. The term, which is widespread in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, is most often used for the precipices of the Ustiurt Plateau. Chinks are 300–350 m high. They form as a result of erosion, denudation, or tectonic processes.

chink

In a wall, a crack or fissure of greater length than breadth.
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