Earth pillars

(Geol.) high pillars or pyramids of earth, sometimes capped with a single stone, found in Switzerland.

See also: Earth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Isolated hills, hillocks of peculiar shape sculptured by the wind action, earth pillars and the curious huge globular masses possessing internal concentric bandings, enveloped by larger ones, so-called battikh (water melon).
There are two groups of earth pyramids; those in the central section of the small depression, at the foot of Dubica Hill, are larger (up to 10 meters high), independent and in the form of earth pillars; those to the east (right) of them, right next to Zabel Hill, are smaller forms (up to 5 meters high), standing close to one another and often blended with the foot of the hill.