rock outcrop

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Noun1.rock outcrop - the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding landrock outcrop - the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
belay - something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
outthrust - an outcropping of rock that extends outward
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
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Ignacio further explained that concrete catchwalls were designed to restrain errant boulders that have broken off from the rock outcrop, as well as prevent loose soil from spilling over onto the roads.
The green salamander (Aneides aeneus) is a rare species associated with rock outcrop habitats of the Appalachian Plateau and Blue Ridge Province (Petranka, 1998).
The plan would also see the restoration of historical park features such as the sunken garden and the bandstand with a woodland play space in the mock rock outcrop.
It is idyllic located and seems to grow out of a rock outcrop in beautiful countryside, it is built of local materials, granite and Swithland slate, although the roof was originally thatched but lost in a fire.
China calls the shoal Huangyan Island, a disputed rock outcrop in the West Philippine Sea, part of the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines as well as China.
In fact, Karen was looking at a well-known rock outcrop of rhyolite (a very ancient rock located in north Pembrokeshire) known as "the lion and the unicorn".
Q: I found this skeleton just up from the lake at the bottom of a steep rock outcrop on the east side of Indian Lake, NY.
It was most common in Waterfall Creek, Dairy Creek at the gross pollutant trap and temporary pools below the Southern Rock Outcrop. An adult was seen falling prey to a Red-bellied Black Snake Pseudechis porphyriacus (M Barbic pers.
The honour recognises innovation in site investigation, surveying and monitoring and Dunelm has been shortlisted on the basis of several projects including a survey of rock outcrop at Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island.
When the moderate and high-severity burn types were analyzed without unburned grids, four variables were significant: years-after-fire, rock outcrop cover, bare ground cover, and the combined covers of oak resprouts and shrubs.