outcrop, outcropping, rock outcrop(verb)
the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground
"Big boulders outcropped"
A piece of land that stands out (usually into water) from the land surrounding.
A coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground.
The part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground.
An outcrop is a visible exposure of bedrock or ancient superficial deposits on the surface of the Earth.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
owt′krop, n. the appearance, at the surface, of a layer of rock or a vein of metal, caused by tilting or inclination of the strata: the part of a layer which appears at the surface of the ground.—v.i. to appear at the surface.
The numerical value of outcrop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of outcrop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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He cut back the entire rocky outcrop in order to enshrine that [ loculus ] within the rotunda [ of the church ], all that was left was the base of the single loculus.
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