outcropping outcropping

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. His thrice-built home at Spring Green seemed a rocky outcropping of the hill itself.
  2. Suddenly, rising above the clumps of tea bushes that smother the rolling hills of central Sri Lanka, a great forested outcropping appears.
  3. Spirit's next destinations are the comparatively nearby Goddard Crater and an outcropping of what might be volcanic material.

News

  1. Man breaks legs after slamming into canyon during BASE jump

    The Times-News reports the man was with a group of people jumping off the outcropping to parachute to the ground Saturday evening.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: KBOI-TV Boise

  2. Man breaks both legs in Snake River Canyon BASE jump

    TWIN FALLS -- Authorities say a man is in stable condition with two broken legs after he tumbled down the side of a cliff in a BASE jump off the Snake River Canyon walls. The Times-News reports the man was with a group of people jumping off the outcropping to parachute to the ground Saturday evening. He struck the side of the cliff wall and began tumbling down, becoming stuck about a third of ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: KTVB Boise

  3. An intrinsically historic site

    Standing atop a huge rock outcropping, Morton Mayor Carl Colwell talked about “the oldest rock on planet earth” and the intrinsic value it offers to anthropologists, geologists, physicists and myriad others who have come to study the geological formations; “I have brought hundreds of people up on thes...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Redwood Falls Gazette

Quotes

  1. "Mike and two teammates had taken position on the outcropping of a rooftop when an insurgent grenade bounced off Mike's chest and landed on the roof. Mike had a clear chance to escape, but he realized that the other two SEALs did not. In that...
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

  2. "It was a thought process kind of born out of necessity," LeBeau said. "It was basically an outcropping of the run-and-shoot [offense] that was becoming pretty prevalent in the league back then. We were in the same division as Houston, and...
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Dick LeBeau Source: Philadelphia Daily News

  3. "I think what he specifically wants to do is calm worries that his religion is a particularly peculiar outcropping," Elshtain said.
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Jean Bethke Elshtain Source: Arizona Republic

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