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Definition of Clifty
1. broken into cliffs [adj CLIFTIER, CLIFTIEST]
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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. ..."