kettle hole


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kettle hole

[′ked·əl ‚hōl]
(geology)
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The topography of the Neeruti esker group may be described only through a dense pattern of elongated kettle holes cut in a large (2 km long and 40 m high) drumlin-shape hummock (Fig.
When these chunks melted, they formed depressions filled in with melt-water called kettle holes, one of which was the 100-foot-deep Walden Pond, a body of crystal-clear water with no streams entering or leaving it.
Some are old marl pits where the clay was dug out to improve the quality of sandy soil on the farms and others are kettle holes, made when the glaciers retreated.