Definition of Earth's crust

1. Noun. The outer layer of the Earth.

Exact synonyms: Crust
Generic synonyms: Layer
Terms within: Asthenosphere
Specialized synonyms: Horst, Crustal Plate, Plate
Group relationships: Geosphere, Lithosphere
Terms within: Sial, Sima

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Literary usage of Earth's crust

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1. American Geology: Containing a Statement of the Principles of the Science by Ebenezer Emmons (1855)
"Our knowledge of the earth is confined to the earth-s crust, by which we mean ... The earth-s crust is composed of rocks, in which term geologists include ..."

2. The Geological Story Briefly Told: An Introduction to Geology for the by James Dwight Dana (1875)
"These 40000 feet of deposits were laid down in a great trough made by the gradual sinking of the earth,s crust. For the lowest sandstone of the series bears ..."

3. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1849)
"The earth-s crust, and the depth to which we are able to penetrate—(p. 151 note). Three-fold movement of the heat of the earth; its thermic condition. ..."

4. Boiler Chemistry and Feed Water Supplies by James Hugh Paul (1919)
"... and this water falling on to the earth-s crust would dissolve the pellicle of previously formed chloride of sodium, and the first liquid water on the ..."

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