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stillstand

[′stil‚stand]
(geology)
A period during which a land area, a continent, or an island remains stationary with respect to the interior of the earth or to sea level.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The same is true for the values of the mean stillstand proportion, the stops per kilometre, the length of stops as well as the relative positive acceleration (RPA).
Three of these contexts represent glacier stillstand or readvance--along the 700 km Quebec North Shore Moraine System (Dubois and Dionne 1985), and in small highland ice caps in the northern Long Range of Newfoundland (Waitt 1981), and in the Cape Breton Highlands (Grant 1994).
This outwash surface slopes toward the Manistee River, which presumably carried the meltwater front this stagnant ice stillstand. The Buckley Flats are a rich agricultural area, largely because of the silt cap that exists there.
During the Badger's voyage in 1776 Captain Peter Potter came up against African slave traders acting as a cooperative to gain the best prices: "I have had but one intire stillstand of trade for a whole month.
Wo sie nicht ein gerades and klassisches Mittel der Redekunst ist, dem gesunden Sinn keinen Augenblick miBverstindlich, da wird sie zur Liederlichkeit, zum Hindernis der Zivilization, zur unsauberen Liebelei mit dem Stillstand, dem Ungeist, dem Laster.
Bernd Jochen Hilberath, "Bewegung oder Stillstand? Eine Momentaufnahme aus katholischer Sicht," pp.
At the long desired moment of embrace, the couples fall into a paralysis, rigor mortis so to speak: "Nach dem lebendigen Unwetter, Sturm der Begierde von mir aus, folgt die absolute Stille, der Stillstand, die Leere in der Sekunde der Umschlingung, der schweigende Widerspruch zur Leidenschaft" [After the living tempest, storm of desire if you must, follows absolute silence, a stillness, the emptiness at the moment of embrace, the silent contradiction of passion.] (Bogenschutze 26).
During the whole of the middle Ordovician tectonic and eustatic stillstand the Livonian Tongue was a typical transitional zone, where different muddy (carbonate-siliciclastic) sediments accumulated.
Denn im Totenreich ist nichts mehr neu, es ist nur "Wiederholung und Stillstand." (31) Was gewesen ist, was vergangen ist, bleibt zwar in Ewigkeit, jedoch wird alles wiederholt als Reproduktion des Lebens und es kommt nichts mehr dazu in der Ewigkeit, das Ende ist nAmlich "ein fur allemal," es gibt "keine Erwartung mehr, auch keine Furcht, keine Zukunft" (GW, Bd.
Mr Spidla also borrowed a popular German phrase: Stillstand ist Ruckschritt (if you don't go forwards, you go backwards).
Benjamin's term "Dialektik im Stillstand" (dialectic at a standstill) may well be the best descriptor for the paradoxical dynamic behind Sebald's particular brand of stasis.