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- v. To set before or in front of; bar; block; impede.
- v. To ordain; assign; allot in advance.
- v. To propose, suggest
- n. An obstacle; hinderance.
- n. That which is set ahead or before; proposal, suggestion.
- n. The deposition of sediment by the turbidity currents above the reservoir water level.
- adj. Set in fore or front part; placed ahead.
Most deltas contain three different types of deposits: foreset, topset and bottomset beds.
In front and beneath the foreset beds are the bottomset beds.
On top of the foreset beds are the nearly horizontal topset beds.
We did find some outstanding examples of topset and foreset beds.
"He's backset and foreset," she said in a low tone.
With Concha he was as simple, as direct, and as unsophisticated as the old priest himself, and now took his leave without attempting to disguise the fact that he had accomplished a foreset purpose.
Seitaad was likely buried post-mortem in the base of a collapsed dune foreset.
The sedimentary package preserving UMNH VP 18040 is petrologically identical to laterally equivalent sandstones, but lacks both small and large scale indicators of eolian deposition including foreset cross-bedding.
Of those terms which are obvious examples of old words given new meanings, we find the following: backset, foreset, foresaye, inholder, plainmeaning, yeasaye, and storehouse.
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