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fringe reef

[from their fringing the islands or pos­sibly from their lacy appearance] n. a coral reef: 1975 The coral achieves... .forests of living stone, known as fringe reefs. There is a fragile appearance about the upper part of these reefs, but they can crush the hardest steel plate of a ship's bottom (Albury 10). (Neu., San Sal.)

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Last update: 2010-12-06 01:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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