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corrie in Geography topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcorriecor‧rie /ˈkɒri $ ˈkɔː- ˈkɑː-/ noun [countable] British English technical 🔊 🔊 SGa deep bowl-shaped area on a mountain
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corrieIf it is a crannog, it's in a strange place, stuck high above the glen in a corrie.In this way hollows, called corries, were formed.Certain corries are always favourites for dropping calves and, if known, should be avoided at that time.But by walking up to the eastern corrie, Coire an Dothaidh, fear is not an issue; only leg muscle.Sharp ridges, or arêtes, were formed between the corries and some of the mountains have pyramidal peaks.You then go around the south-west shoulder of Sgurr Dearg to reach the corrie.The corrie is an awe-inspiring amphitheatre below a ring of peaks that rise like cathedrals, their rock architecture being very spectacular.