outcropping

[ UK /ˈa‍ʊtkɹɒpɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
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How To Use outcropping In A Sentence

  • The outcropping was the first significant rock feature early explorers came across as they traveled up the Arkansas River in the 1720s. Exhuming Little Rock's Dignity
  • The butte is the only tall outcropping for several miles, so climbing it permits one to survey a very broad area. Kate Kelly: "Make Next Left Turn..."
  • When they were safely on the shadowed side of the ridge, they began mercilessly pelting the animal with thrown stone, forcing it first to retreat to the edge of the outcropping, and then reluctantly to break cover and lumber off into the blinding afternoon sun. 365 tomorrows » 2009 » March : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day
  • I settled down on the rocky outcropping I'd chosen as my position and set up my monocular, a decent 15x Leica.
  • Passing the stone outcropping, a solitary monolith holding sway against the boisterous sea, a pod of dolphins cavorted on the waves, adding their own sonorous clicks and whistles to the voices of the airborne choir.
  • Just 6 m to 8 m from the lander lies an outcropping of bedrock, the first recorded on Mars.
  • In 2002, a dozen Moroccan soldiers planted a flag on Parsley Island, a small, uninhabited outcropping off the shore near Ceuta.
  • Without warning the monolithic stone outcropping blew into a thousand fragments of flying rock.
  • Eventually it would have reached a weak spot in the terrain - a dip in the face, a rock outcropping - and broken off completely.
  • Outcroppings on both sides of the building serve as drain spouts.
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