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n.- A thick and extensive deposit largely of sandstone that is formed in a geosyncline adjacent to a rising mountain belt and is especially common in the Alpine region of Europe.

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  • It is therefore likely that in the past there were no fields in areas with a flysch substrate.
  • Field terraces on flysch deposits are rare and recent, based on the field dimensions and wall construction.
  • Between the river and the mountains was a landscape of dormant vegetation overlaying a flysch zone of sandstone.
  • The dominant features are the limestone formations of the middle and upper Triassic, the upper Jurassic and the upper Cretaceous, especially the so-called Durmitorean... for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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