bare rock

bare rock

[¦ber ¦räk]
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In U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey terminology, a rock extending above the plane of mean high water.
References in classic literature ?
On our right, over a shoulder of bare rock, I saw the level blue of the sea.
It is the country of the wolf and the isard, of the brown bear and the mountain-goat, a land of bare rock and of rushing water.
At night, just as the Northern Lights were winking and flashing through the fog, Kotick climbed a bare rock and looked down on the scattered nurseries and the torn and bleeding seals.
And it was very silent, too, as there were no birds to sing or squirrels to chatter, the trees being left far behind them and only the bare rocks remaining.
But the waves dashed foaming up among the bare rocks at her feet, mingling their cold spray with her tears, and gave no answer to her prayer.
"That matches beautifully with our model of a bare rock with no atmosphere," she added.
The homes of the highest peaks, among them Mount Everest and K2, might be reduced to bare rock by the time we reach the end of the century.
Full of ridges and bare rock faces, it's a steep path in the first instance before it becomes a fullon scramble.
The formerly gilded palace walls, which were adorned with ornate frescos, are today bare rock, but the majesty of the edifice is undiminished, beckoning visitors to scale its 1,200 steps.
Wadis turned to waterways and streets to streams as rains continued to disrupt routines, mostly in northern and eastern wadis, where the runoff from bare rock mountains funnels into ravines.
This is a coating of metallic minerals that are precipitated from the seawater on bare rock on the seabed.
6 The path emerges from the trees onto the bare rock of Stormy Point.