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scree

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geology, Geography
screescree /skriː/ noun [countable]  HEGan area of loose soil and broken rocks on the side of a mountain a scree slope
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screeIn some places the topsoil had been eroded and we had to zigzag up on loose scree.The erosion has created a fan of scree which is rapidly encroaching on the Lovers' walk path.An hour later and our gasping, sweaty bodies stumble across the boulders of the gully's scree fan.He stood a little apart from them, kicking at the scree, and then he walked off across Goughdale between the crumbling towers.If you have a color graphics card and a monochrome monitor, the underlining will not really appear on the scree.The scree had ripped a tyre; within minutes the jeep was thrashing that wheel to death.Rats criss-crossed the water like caterpillars, their tiny screes a mocking reminder of grypesh.This used to be a wonderful scree running down to Mosedale, which was like gliding down an escalator.
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