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palimpsest

(păl`ĭmpsĕst'): see manuscriptmanuscript,
a handwritten work as distinguished from printing. The oldest manuscripts, those found in Egyptian tombs, were written on papyrus; the earliest dates from c.3500 B.C.
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palimpsest

[pə′lim·səst]
(geology)
Referring to a kind of drainage in which a modern, anomalous drainage pattern is superimposed upon an older one, clearly indicating different topographic and possibly structural conditions at the time of development.
In sedimentology, autochthonous sediment deposits which exhibit some of the attributes of the source sediment.
(petrology)
Of a metamorphic rock, having remnants of the original structure or texture preserved.
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s works, Fraser uses palimpsest as a technique in creating a visual poetics.
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The palimpsest is composed of multiple documents whose text has been scraped away so that their writing surfaces, usually parchment or vellum, can be reused to manufacture another document.
Acheraiou is attentive to the different Malay groups that constitute a counter-perspective to Almayer's European perspective in Almayer's Folly, but he says nothing about such perspectives in "Karain" (which is still more detailed than Almayer's Folly in its reference to the complex palimpsest of different cultures, histories, and religions throughout the Malay Archipelago).
a palimpsest of what we loved, a nest in the brittle leaves.
This fragile fragment was a palimpsest, a layered text on which an earlier writing had been replaced by a later one.
In the Borges story the narrator says, near the end, that even those parts of the Quixote that Menard had not set his hand to rewriting bear the trace of his "prior" writing, like a medieval palimpsest (of which more later).
A lush, evocative palimpsest of images plays out across its two screens, as the piece explores the lives of two women, one young and one old,.
Archaeology is a palimpsest of the remains of the whole of human activity and history, including the hill's use a place of recreation.
Yn l yr awdur, gellir ystyried pob tirlun yng Nghymru fel palimpsest, sef cyfres o adleisiau o gyfnodau hanesyddol gwahanol.
The refuge from this doom is an ancient palimpsest of a city, replete with mysterious artefacts - the debt to M John Harrison's bewitching metropolis Viriconium is clear.
It would be a simple matter, for instance, to describe the oeuvre of the Syrian-born artist Marwan as autobiographical palimpsest.