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the horizontal displacement of rock strata at a fault
The horizontal component of the slip, measured at right angles to the strike of the fault.
A rising of the floor of a mine caused by its being too soft to resist the weight on the pillars.
A predominantly upward movement of the surface of the soil due to expansion or displacement.
The motion imparted to a floating body by wave action.
The upward movement of soil caused by expansion or displacement resulting from phenomena such as moisture absorption, the removal of overburden, the driving of piles, and the action of frost.
References in classic literature
That night about ten we hove in sight
of the lights of a town away down in a left-hand bend.
Marian had not yet had time to change her page's attire, when the three escorts of the knight hove in sight
I was at the platform and all ready to do the honors when the abbot's solemn procession hove in sight
-- which it did not do till it was nearly to the rope fence, because it was a starless black night and no torches permitted.
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