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stoss(stŏs, stôs, shtōs)
Facing the direction from which a glacier moves. Used of a rock or slope in its path.
[From German Stoss-, push, blow (as in Stossseite, stoss side), from stossen, to push, from Middle High German stōzen, from Old High German stōzan.]
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stoss(stɒs; German ʃtoːs)
(Physical Geography) (of the side of a hill, crag, etc) facing the onward flow of a glacier or the direction in which a former glacier flowed
[German, from stossen to thrust]
(Biography) Viet (ˈfaɪət). ?1445–1533, German Gothic sculptor and woodcarver. His masterpiece is the high altar in the Church of St Mary, Cracow (1477–89)
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(stōs; Ger. shtōs),
receiving or having received the thrust of a glacier or other impulse.
[1875–80; < German: thrust, push]
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