Erratic blocks


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(Geol.) masses of stone which have been transported from their original resting places by the agency of water, ice, or other causes.

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References in classic literature ?
These elevated summits consist of rounded cones, between which the soil is bestrewn with erratic blocks of stone and gravelly bowlders.
Other astronomers have seen in these inexplicable rays a kind of moraines, rows of erratic blocks, which had been thrown up at the period of Tycho's formation.