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upthrust

Geology a violent upheaval of the earth's surface
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65 to signal the next upthrust on a well-established bull trend.
About half way down along the ridge-top, a great and cylindrical outcrop presents its upthrust.
Los describe como "a rib cage, there upthrust, transected by a glacial blade.
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.
Abu Dhabi lies in a broad synclinal area between the basement shield of the Arabian Peninsula and the upthrust mountains of Oman's Musandam Peninsula.
The Gonzo fist will be mounted on a 100ft pillar and will resemble the writer's personal symbol - a fist on an upthrust forearm which sometimes had Gonzo scrawled across it
Chin upthrust, the insinuation of leg, she was proof of the transforming power of mink.
From a geologist's point of view, an upthrust of an inch or two a year is a big deal.
Many boats from San Carlos make a beeline to the rugged upthrust of San Pedro Nolasco Island, where the phenomenon brings sierra, dorado, and snapper to the surface.
wonder: the upthrust rock, the huge drop-offs, glimpses of the