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Princeton's WordNet

  1. talus, screenoun

    a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff

Wiktionary

  1. screenoun

    A harsh high-pitched sound as of a hawk.

  2. screeverb

    To make a high-pitched sound like that of a hawk.

  3. Etymology: From skriða. Also see screed.

Wikipedia

  1. Scree

    Scree is a collection of broken rock fragments at the base of a cliff or other steep rocky mass that has accumulated through periodic rockfall. Landforms associated with these materials are often called talus deposits. Talus deposits typically have a concave upwards form, where the maximum inclination corresponds to the angle of repose of the mean debris particle size. The exact definition of scree in the primary literature is somewhat relaxed, and it often overlaps with both talus and colluvium.The term scree comes from the Old Norse term for landslide, skriða, while the term talus is a French word meaning a slope or embankment.In high-altitude arctic and subarctic regions, scree slopes and talus deposits are typically adjacent to hills and river valleys. These steep slopes usually originate from late-Pleistocene periglacial processes.

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  1. scree

    Scree is a collection of loose, broken rocks, gravel, or similar debris that has accumulated typically at the base or along a slope of a mountain or cliff due to weathering or erosion. This term is most often used in geography and geology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Screenoun

    a pebble; a stone; also, a heap of stones or rocky debris

Wikidata

  1. Scree

    Scree is a collection of broken rock fragments at the base of crags, mountain cliffs, volcanoes or valley shoulders that has accumulated through periodic rockfall from adjacent cliff faces. Landforms associated with these materials are often called talus deposits. Talus deposits typically have a concave upwards form, while the maximum inclination corresponds to the angle of repose of the mean debris size. The term scree comes from the Old Norse term for landslide, skriða, while the term talus is a French word meaning a slope or embankment.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scree

    skrē, n. débris at the base of a cliff.—Also Screes. [Ice. skritha, a landslip—skrítha, creep.]

  2. Scree

    skrē, n. (Scot.) a coarse sieve.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scree in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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