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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A ridge of the earth's crust that has been forced upward between two faults and so is higher than the surrounding land.

Usage examples (33)
  • Several leads, interpreted as large horst blocks, have been identified on the Block.
  • A horst is a false hope of victory; nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.
  • The weakness of the theory of the "horst" is manifest, however, in many of its other applications; if not, indeed, in all.
  • The mountains of western Anatolia extend from east to west and form a horst-graben system with deep furrows created by rivers such as the Edremit, Bakırçay, Gediz,... for more
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