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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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The small drumlin surrounded by a fen (absolute elevation up to 38 m a's.
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10]Be ages of boulders from the Burtnieks Drumlin Field indicate also that the area was deglaciated by 13 500 cal BP at the latest (Rinterknecht et al.