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A low, traverse ridge of bedrock on the floor of a glacial valley. Also known as rock bar; threshold; verrou.



a transverse ridge of bedrock on the floor of a glacial valley. A riegel forms when hard rock outcrops on the surface of the valley floor or when the valley is overdeepened by intensified glacial activity.

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The Riegels alleged that the device was designed, labeled, and manufactured in a manner that violated New York common law.
The court ruled 8 to 1 that Congress has granted the FDA the exclusive authority to assess the proper balance in its pre-market review of the medical device in the case, Riegel V.
We wish to clarify that Roy Riegels played for the University of California, Berkeley, not "Southern California" as stated in the article.
From then on Roy Riegels was known as "Wrong Way Riegels.
A year and a half later, both Riegels feel the soap has done a stellar job with the GLAAD award-winning story line--which was, All My Children creator Agnes Nixon has said, inspired in part by Chastity Bono's memoir, Family Outing.
You've probably heard about the famous run of California center Roy Riegels, who picked up a fumble on the opposition's 20-yard line, turned around and raced almost all the way into the wrong end zone.
Charity Kenyon, a well known media lawyer and highly regarded First Amendment lawyer with the lawfirm of Riegels Campos & Kenyon, LLP, in Sacramento, California, has been selected to receive the American Inns of Court's 2007 Professionalism Award for the Ninth Circuit.
Leon Lett: It must be the drugs: The Cowboys defensive lineman's knack for committing more turnovers than he causes is all that keeps earlier football boneheads Roy Riegels and Jim Marshall off our list.
The wrong-way fumble return by California's Roy Riegels that led to a Georgia Tech safety and 8-7 win over the Bears in 1929.
1929 - Georgia Tech 8, Cal 7: ``Wrong-Way'' Roy Riegels lost the game for the Bears by returning a fumble in the wrong direction.
The last time anybody went home from the Rose Bowl talking about a center, it was Roy Riegels, who picked up a fumble and ran 80 yards the wrong way.