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drumlin

drum·lin

 (drŭm′lĭn)
n.
An elongated hill or ridge of glacial drift.

[From drum, ridge, from Irish Gaelic druim, back, ridge, from Old Irish.]

drumlin

(ˈdrʌmlɪn)
n
(Physical Geography) a streamlined mound of glacial drift, rounded or elongated in the direction of the original flow of ice
[C19: from Irish Gaelic druim ridge + -lin -ling1]

drum•lin

(ˈdrʌm lɪn)

n.
a long, narrow or oval, smoothly rounded hill of unstratified glacial drift.
[1825–35; drum2 + -lin, variant of -ling1]

drum·lin

(drŭm′lĭn)
An extended, oval hill or ridge formed and shaped by a glacier. Drumlins are longer than they are wide and have one steep and one gentle slope along their longest axis.

drumlin

A half-egg-shaped hill of glacial deposits, formed under moving glacial ice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drumlin - a mound of glacial drift
drift - a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
Translations

drumlin

[ˈdrʌmlɪn] ncollina morenica
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Almost a score of years ago I published a travel book about rural New York (Country Towns of New York) in which I wrote up Palmyra, the Mormon mecca, in whose environs Joseph Smith claimed to have received a visit in 1823 from an angel named Moroni, who directed him to the west side of a glacial drumlin that the Mormons would call Cumorah.
Using this design, we sampled the eight landclass groups of Northern Ireland in proportion to their availability: drumlin farmland, lakelands, marginal lowlands, central lowlands, marginal uplands, settled uplands, high uplands and mountains (see Murray et al.
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As Late Glacial deposits are widespread in the inter-drumlin hollows of the Saadjarv Drumlin Field (Pirrus & Rouk 1979), but deglaciation timing is poorly constrained due to the absence of radiocarbon dates, Lake Prossa, where the thickness of Late Glacial deposits varies between 2 and 3 m (Saarse & Karson 1982), was selected for future study.
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