Definition of Clifty

1. Adjective. (rare) Characterised by cliffs; cliffy, craggy. ¹



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Definition of Clifty

1. broken into cliffs [adj CLIFTIER, CLIFTIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clifty

clifflike
cliffordite
cliffs
cliffscape
cliffscapes
cliffside
cliffsides
clifftop
clifftops
cliffy
clift
clifted
cliftier
cliftiest
clifts
clifty (current term)
climacophobia
climacteric psychosis
climacteric syndrome
climacterical
climactericals
climacterics
climacterium
climactic
climactically
climatal
climate
climate-changing
climate canary

Literary usage of Clifty

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1. Outlines of the Geology, Soils and Minerals of the State of Arkansas by Jim G. Ferguson (1920)
"The Penters chert has heretofore been considered to be a part of the Boone chert, which is described later. clifty limestone.—The only exposure of the ..."

2. Bulletin by Kentucky Geological Survey, Kentucky State Geologist (1905)
"The uplands show the Big clifty Sandstone and other sandstones, limestones and ... The Big clifty Sandstone is very precipitous and shows some excellent ..."

3. Clays in Several Parts of Kentucky: With Some Account of Sands, Marls and by James Henry Gardner, F. Julius Fohs, August F. Foerste (1905)
"It was from the high cliffs along Big clifty creek that this formation ... Mr. Petty's farm is just wes.t of the ICRR, one-half mile north of Big clifty. ..."

4. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop, Oliver Heslop (1892)
"clifty, smart, busy, industriously active. It is now oftener applied to a horse, ... There's very few can foot so nice As clifty Will Carstairs. ..."

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