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plate rock

[OED, slate] n. flat rock with a thin soil covering: 1905 This soil occurs where the rock has weathered, leaving the surface in the condition known as "plate rock", that is, where the surface of the underlying rock is flat or nearly so (Shattuck 158).

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-20 14:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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