from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See landslide.
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- n. The sliding of a mass of land down a slope or cliff; a landslide
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- n. a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
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I know that from a strict sense the terms landslip and landslide are similar but it sounds a little better to my ear.
The landslip was the second to occur this week on that western stretch.
It is for this reason I have coined the term 'landslip' to define this kind of victory.
An empty car was washed into the harbour in Portloe, south Cornwall, while a landslip at Lostwithiel, near Bodmin, blocked the main rail line in and out of the county.
Periglacial activities included considerable slope instability in extraglacial areas, giving rise to gelifluctate, landslip and talus deposits.
The mountains would crush him with landslip and rift! —
The fontis were due to different causes: the friability of the soil; some landslip at a depth beyond the reach of man; the violent summer rains; the incessant flooding of winter; long, drizzling showers.
Also Friday, a miner was buried in an underground landslip at
Berlin (the London ones have all fallen in, the collapse beginning after the great landslip and fire), and close upon this came the cessation of tall building and the concentration of design upon the vast (and often dangerous) carapace roof and its gigantic supporting pillars and foundation rafts.
Then some huge landslip in the thawing air had caught us, and spluttering expostulation, we began to roll down a slope, rolling faster and faster, leaping crevasses and rebounding from banks, faster and faster, westward into the white-hot boiling tumult of the lunar day.
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