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Scarp vs. Cliff

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Scarpnoun

the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet

Cliffnoun

A vertical (or nearly vertical) rock face.

Scarpnoun

(geology) a cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge caused by erosion or faulting; the steeper side of an escarpment

Cliffnoun

A high, steep rock; a precipice.

Scarpverb

to cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment

‘to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock’;

Cliffnoun

See Clef.

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Scarpnoun

A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only half as broad as the latter.

Cliffnoun

a steep high face of rock;

‘he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town’; ‘a steep drop’;

Scarpnoun

The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the escarp.

Cliffnoun

a steep rock face, especially at the edge of the sea

‘a coast path along the top of rugged cliffs’;

Scarpnoun

A steep descent or declivity.

Cliff

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.

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Scarpverb

To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock.

‘From scarped cliff and quarried stone.’; ‘Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain.’;

Scarpnoun

a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion

Scarpnoun

a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification

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