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A sharp ridge with steeply sloping sides, produced by erosion of the broken edges of highly tilted strata.
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1. (Geological Science) Also called: hog's back a narrow ridge that consists of steeply inclined rock strata
2. (Archaeology) archaeol a Saxon or Scandinavian tomb with sloping sides
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a long, sharply crested ridge usu. formed of steeply inclined strata that are especially resistant to erosion.
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1. A Saxon or Viking tomb that curves down toward the ends and has sloping sides.
2. A long, narrow ridge that is steep on both sides.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
A sharp ridge running along the top of a hill.
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