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sea cliff

[′sē ‚klif]
(geology)
An erosional landform, produced by wave action, which is either at the seaward edge of the coast or at the landward side of a wave-cut platform and which denotes the inner limit of the beach erosion.
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In contrast, ravens are often to be found in some of the world's most isolated regions such as the waterless Sahara, the sea cliffs of North America and Scandinavia, the coniferous forests of Northern Canada and Siberia and the tundra islands of the Arctic Ocean.
Incessant compressive action of waves on a sea cliff generates reciprocating stresses in it; this long-lasting cyclic loading to a rock mass would generate crack initiation and propagation, leading to strength reduction.
After all looked lost, his trademark finish salvaged a desperate last-gasp win on the well-backed J P McManus's Sea Cliff (9-2 from 9) Quote of the day "Somehow I didn't get round to asking Richard [Johnson] which one he wanted to ride, and I made the wrong decision on his behalf" - Philip Hobbs after his stable jockey had finished second on Tiggerman (5-6 favourite) to stable companion Balthazar King (2-1) Results and analysis, page 112
Former Ballet Iowa artistic and education directors Konstantin and Irine Uralsky have founded the Russian Ballet School in Sea Cliff, Long Island, the first American ballet school to be accredited by the Russian Dance Association.
One option for improving Alvin's capabilities would be to merge Navy's Sea Cliff with Alvin after Sea Cliff is taken out of service in 1998.
Navy deep submergence vehicle, the DSV Sea Cliff, according to Peter Rona the team's chief scientist.
"Sea Cliff,' located on Water Island--a 500-acre hideaway on the harbor of Charlotte Amalie, the largest city on Saint Thomas--brings dreams to life.
The priciest Sea Cliff home sold in February was a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath colonial on .25 acres at 152 Dayton St.
The La Mare Win property is near Sea Cliff Beach, as well as the Sea Cliff Long Island Railroad station, and the $1 billion Garvies Point waterfront district that recently broke ground.
In several instances, such collapses, once started, have also incorporated parts of the older sea cliff," USGS said.
A RESPECTED teacher of fine art died after a fall off a sea cliff, an inquest heard.