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  • n  a long narrow natural elevation or striation
  • n  any long raised strip
  • n  a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean
  • n  a long narrow range of hills
  • n  any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
  • n  a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters
  • v  extend in ridges
    The land ridges towards the South
  • v  plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
  • v  throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides
    He ridged his corn
  • v  spade into alternate ridges and troughs
    ridge the soil
  • v  form into a ridge

  • An expedition of 50 scientists that spent 45 days aboard the Rossia nuclear ice-breaker found that an underwater ridge (the Lomonosov ridge) directly links Russia's Arctic coast to .
  • In some places the ridge is sharp as a knife, with cliffs on either side.
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