Definition of Scarps
1. Noun. (plural of scarp) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of scarp) ¹
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Definition of Scarps
1. scarp [v] - See also: scarp
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scarps
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Literary usage of Scarps
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"... armed with the heaviest artillery and protected by thick iron scarps, supplemented by earthen batteries and a well- planned system of torpedo defense. ..."
2. A Manual of the Geology of India: Chiefly Compiled from the Observations of by Geological Survey of India, Henry Benedict Medlicott, William Thomas Blanford (1893)
"Section showing the relation between the Gwalior and Vindhyan systems at the junction of the Par and Vindhyan scarps. Ks. Kaimur sandstone. ..."
3. Attack of Fortified Places: Including Siege-works, Mining, and Demolitions by James Mercur (1894)
"Breaching the scarps and Counter-scarps.— The counter-scarp, as a rule, and the scarp at times is breached by mining. (See Military Mining, pars. 91-93). ..."
4. Bulletin (1903)
"Nevertheless, the occurrence of considerable sheets of talus on the scarps in the valley east of Workman spring serves to show first that the Shinarump ..."
5. Mahan's Permanent Fortifications by Dennis Hart Mahan (1887)
"They usually consist of a parapet and rampart of ordinary dimensions for the uncovered defence; of scarps either partly detached and loop-holed, ..."
6. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"may resemble 'low fault scarps in unconsolidated gravels or in other loose ... A common fallacy is to ascribe joint-faced erosion scarps to faulting. ..."
7. A Text-book of Geology: For Use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1915)
"—Development of fault-line scarps. A, faulted block of strata commencing a second cycle of erosion; intruded trap sheets more resistant than the enclosing ..."