outcrop outcrop

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
  2. (v) appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground

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  1. Ever since the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht gave Britain sovereignty over the craggy outcrop that juts from the southern edge of Andalusia, Spain has been trying to win Gibraltar back.
  2. Oush Grab is an undistinguished rocky outcrop of limestone, dotted with thorny shrubs.
  3. We climb the steep rock outcrop atop which Alamut's castle glowers over a valley of cherry orchards in full bloom.

News

  1. Artist records images of New England Trail

    While hiking the Mattabasset Trail through town, one might encounter a woman, perched on a rock outcrop, taking photographs with an accordion camera, like the ones used 100 years ago.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Town Times

  2. Will feds sink guerrilla art on Puget Sound?

    On a volcanic outcrop near Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound, a new rock formation stands - a man made rock formation. “I guess it’s guerrilla art,” said artist Ethan Currier. “I didn't ask for permission.” He calls it “Blakely Rock Man.” It’s a 12-foot tall, 1,500-pound granite sculpture of a person in a yoga pose built by Currier on Blakely Rock. “I always forget how big it is,” he said. “It ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

  3. Pa. man among NASA's 8 new astronauts

    This image provided by NASA shows a rock outcrop in Gale Crater on Mars. NASA has selected eight new astronauts, who will be trained for a human mission to Mars.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Philly.com

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Quotes

  1. "We've been attacking that outcrop with everything we have," said Squyres.
    on Mar 2, 2004 By: Steve Squyres Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "We are a lot farther along in the game now that we have identified a rock outcrop on Mars that involved liquid water. We still have much to learn about where to go for any future fossil hunting on Mars. It will be sheer luck if robots discover...
    on Mar 16, 2004 By: Jim Rice Source: USA Today

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