American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A long, narrow ridge of coarse gravel deposited by a stream flowing in or under a decaying glacial ice sheet. Also called os3.
- n. (geology) a long winding ridge of post glacial gravel and other sediment; deposited by meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets
- From Irish eiscir. (Wiktionary)
- Irish Gaelic eiscir, from Old Irish escir. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This word came from the Basque word esker, and perhaps more noticeably, from the unrecorded Basque derivative ezkerdo.”
“That particular esker just gets too crowded for me.”
“Such darkly shadowed taluses under an open, light-filled firmament just waiting to ravenously warm every windblown, cascading, double-trunked forest shrub and errant piece of fossilized driftwood on the esker.”
“I have tried sarcasm, pathos, statistics, rude and crass personal ad hominem attacks, but they don't see.", he said to himself as he rose over the esker and spotted the village as dusk creeped forward.”
“Greenhill Rapids is a ¾-mile-long cauldron across the backbone of an esker, one of those weird rock formations created by the dragging fingers of a receding glacier.”
“Empat = fourth day of the week, work and school day escollo = island, name of a Fling in the East Tendril esker = ridge of gravel deposited by water ethicist = ethicist (elected every half-year, settles interim questions of public good unless larger vote is required)”
“A high glacial esker parallels the river, and it's pleasant to hike for miles along the open tundra on top of the esker with a good view of the surrounding country and a long view of the river's course, and then drop down to river level to fish your way back up to the lake.”
“Without waiting to see if she had understood, he began to climb the slope of a sandy esker that rose to the south of the pond.”
“But when the man and woman descended the esker to the shore of the pond, they found the Anson exactly as they had left it.”
“Once Konala motioned him to crawl beside her to the crest of an esker.”
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