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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Well-heeled Victorian Britons who, having completed their grand tours of Europe, went in search of 'the picturesque' on their doorsteps, making a beeline for the unusual undercliff areas in the island's south, in particular.
The rally was moving on to Wales and Cornwall finishing with an eliminating test for the 100 highest-placed on the Undercliff Drive, at Bournemouth.
Beirne would soon be promoted to yardmaster of the Pennsylvania's Undercliff yards, which ran perpendicular to Hutton Street and which could be crossed by an Escher-like footbridge to Eastern Avenue, where the trolley line ran.
Ltd, 59-61 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 2AD.
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.
At the foot of the fall some long distant collapse had made an undercliff, nearly flat, across which the water loitered in a broad shallow rock basin, till it reached another fall.
Like Eve, Sarah is comfortable in her body, choosing to sleep in and wander through the natural growth of the undercliff, while proper Victorian women cloistered themselves in their houses.
Tarbox sees all the events, from the meetings on the Undercliff to the sex in Exeter to Sarah's disappearance, as consciously planned by Sarah with the specific goal of giving Charles an "education" in existentialism.
Quality and Its Applications, Penshaw Press, Undercliff, 1993.
Should there be bullets to dodge, I can seek the safety of the boulders lining Undercliff Road, a 1903 carriage road built by hand through the talus, an engineering masterpiece that would be impossible to replicate today.
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).
Rookley-based John Peck Construction declared that it has secured a contract valuing Au1 million for the execution of the first major road stability scheme at Niton s Undercliff.