Noun(1) the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
Verb(1) appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground
(1) The fact that older rocks progressively outcrop on the plateau surface to the NW suggests that the tilted surface is not a dip slope.(2) On the way we stopped to dive a rock outcrop that broke the surface a few hundred metres from shore.(3) The next year researchers returned to the spot and found that he had simply seen a rock outcropping that looked vertical from his position.(4) The walls of the passage were solid and rough, hewn from the granite outcropping upon which the Citadel stood.(5) Without warning the monolithic stone outcropping blew into a thousand fragments of flying rock.(6) Vistas of mountains and valleys with interesting weathered limestone outcrops are everywhere, and there are numerous small mines.(7) In the rock outcropping , you notice grooves and wedge-shaped holes of varying sizes.(8) I was just relaxing on a nice rock outcropping when all of a sudden, this thing opens right behind me.(9) Back tire slurping and bouncing wildly, I kept going, finally slithering to a halt when I saw Jeff and Joe crouched under a rock outcropping .(10) Eventually it would have reached a weak spot in the terrain - a dip in the face, a rock outcropping - and broken off completely.(11) It sort of felt triumphant to be crawling up this stone outcropping after getting thrown into the river the second time.(12) He spies a campfire and walks over to it; underneath a rock outcropping , two men are taking refuge from the rain.(13) The steep contacts and elongate outcrops of the Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous complexes do not, therefore, rule out gently dipping, tabular form per se.(14) On the Witwatersrand the gold-bearing rock was discovered in outcrops on the surface, but within a few years it became clear that the deposits followed reefs deep underground sloping to the south.(15) The main outcrops of this rock suite underlie the two steep-sided hills of the Boesmanskop to the immediate north of the main escarpment.(16) The northernmost outcrops consist of Ordovician chloritic slates, phyllitic metavolcanic rocks and slatey metapelitic rocks.
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