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drumlin

(drŭm`lĭn), smooth oval hill of glacial driftdrift,
deposit of mixed clay, gravel, sand, and boulders transported and laid down by glaciers. Stratified, or glaciofluvial, drift is carried by waters flowing from the melting ice of a glacier.
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, elongated in the direction of the movement of the ice that deposited it. Drumlins, which may be more than 150 ft (45 m) high and more than 1-2 mi (.8 km) long, are common in New York, Wisconsin, Canada, and Northern Ireland.

drumlin

[′drəm·lən]
(geology)
A hill of glacial drift or bedrock having a half-ellipsoidal streamline form like the inverted bowl of a spoon, with its long axis paralleling the direction of movement of the glacier that fashioned it.
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From the Scrabo vantage point, you see how all the drumlins point west to east, with their lower end facing the direction the ice was going.
We produced mean estimates for 1) pastoral areas with significant broadleaved woodland and scrub (analogous to drumlin farmland), 2) pastoral agriculture (analogous to lakelands, marginal lowlands, central lowlands and marginal uplands) and 3) upland and moorland (analogous to landclass groups settled uplands, high uplands and mountains).
Some local residents assert that, thus far, the Alexander Company has bought extensive land in the Southdale Neighborhood, including the Drumlin Farms area, for its commercial Novation Campus.
I climbed the drumlin and looked in all directions for high hills.
The whole drumlin had been turned into a cultivated field.
Blunt ends of the wedges rise sheer but slightly battered against the slopes on each side of the drumlin, allowing for two floors of accommodation inside.
Were the drumlins formed while the glaciers were advancing or while they were retreating?
Arroway, who had hoped to be selected to make the 50-year round trip to Vega (the space traveler would age only four years, however), gets aced out by her superior, Drumlin.
For example, Dane County, WI where these programs were developed contains five distinct physiographic regions--outwash and river plains, ground moraine, drumlin fields, terminal moraine, and unglaciated ridges and valleys, ranging from flat to steep.
Later titles include Saul Bellow, Drumlin Woodchuck (1980), a wry biography with a title taken from a poem by <IR> ROBERT FROST </IR> , and the novels Lying in Bed (1985), Killing Everybody (1987), and Speed (1990).