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  1. cliffs

    In geography and geology, a cliff is an area of rock which has a general angle defined by the vertical, or nearly vertical. Cliffs are formed by the processes of weathering and erosion, with the effect of gravity. Cliffs are common on coasts, in mountainous areas, escarpments and along rivers. Cliffs are usually composed of rock that is resistant to weathering and erosion. The sedimentary rocks that are most likely to form cliffs include sandstone, limestone, chalk, and dolomite. Igneous rocks such as granite and basalt also often form cliffs. An escarpment (or scarp) is a type of cliff formed by the movement of a geologic fault, a landslide, or sometimes by rock slides or falling rocks which change the differential erosion of the rock layers. Most cliffs have some form of scree slope at their base. In arid areas or under high cliffs, they are generally exposed jumbles of fallen rock. In areas of higher moisture, a soil slope may obscure the talus. Many cliffs also feature tributary waterfalls or rock shelters. Sometimes a cliff peters out at the end of a ridge, with mushroom rocks or other types of rock columns remaining. Coastal erosion may lead to the formation of sea cliffs along a receding coastline. The Ordnance Survey distinguishes between around most cliffs (continuous line along the topper edge with projections down the face) and outcrops (continuous lines along lower edge).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cliffs in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cliffs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Allen Ginsberg:

    No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.

  2. New Horizons co-investigator Cathy Olkin:

    Charon just blew our socks off, it's a small world with deep canyons, troughs, cliffs ... dark regions that are still slightly mysterious to us.

  3. New Horizons co-investigator Cathy Olkin:

    It's a small world with deep canyons, troughs, cliffs ... dark regions that are still slightly mysterious to us.

  4. Wolfe Research analyst Gordon Johnson:

    Assuming iron ore prices don't rebound significantly from here, it appears (Cliffs) is going to have cash flow issues.

  5. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    Like every generation since, we are here on Gallipoli, because we believe that the Anzacs represented Australians at our best, it’s the perseverance of those who scaled the cliffs under a rain of fire. It’s the compassion of the nurses who attended to the thousands of wounded.

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