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upthrust

Geology a violent upheaval of the earth's surface
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Its formation in the metamorphic units was controlled by syn- to post-tectonic deformation due to the upthrust of chromium-rich ophiolitic units, which resulted in metasomatic reactions.
arms upthrust from the molten swaths of lit pigment,
Mastication under conditions of a sharp interincisal angle will result in further sharpening of the interincisal angle, as the maxillary incisors will be inclined more labially by the upthrust of severely inclined mandibular incisors, leading to instability of the incisors in both jaws.
The tremendous upthrust from the seafloor unleashed a series of enormous tsunami waves, the first of which struck the coast within an hour.
culture intertwined: grafted vines upthrust from ancient rootstocks in a
The volume of the island above sea level is close to that of Herschel Basin, a depression in the continental shelf just east of the island from where the sediments were upthrust (Fig.
Not bad, not bad, I found myself thrumming as now, doubling back, I returned the length of the rutted path, reprising the 15 clusters in reverse, ambling toward the Foundation's headquarters compound way up ahead, humming along (didactical/poetical/existential), my gaze presently drifting absentmindedly to the ground before me (churned tire-ruts and dried mud puddles and tufts of upthrust grass), when--I swear to God--I happened to notice a little ant dragging an improbably long stalk of dried blond wildgrass.
The rate at which this sedimentation occurs depends on the upthrust of mountains and subsequent weathering.
About half way down along the ridge-top, a great and cylindrical outcrop presents its upthrust. Not vertical, it juts at an angle of about fifty degrees.
As the swimmer progresses, particularly with breathing control, submersion activities facilitate an understanding of upthrust.
Costello Music has it all: whip smart songwriting, an above average lead singer, clever arrangements, and a flair for brassy nonchalance--gleefully offset by that ubiquitous upthrust middle finger.