- n. Plural form of outcropping.
“Instead of clumps of oak and elm, the West is populated with chapparal of thorns and pungent with oils (I only know that after having walked among ‘em, since we don’t yet have smell-o-vision) and rock outcroppings like giant knucklebones stacked on one another, carved out of red rock or bleaching granite.”
“And it was on one of those sandy undulating beaches with rocky outcroppings beneath a crystal blue sky and a slight sea breeze that we had completely to ourselves, that we discovered we.”
“It is just a sheet of rugged outcroppings of stone.”
““The ship must have materialized partly inside some rock outcroppings.””
“Scotty led them like a tourist guide, pointing a hand around the raised plateau that surrounded the city-like interior of the Hera, pausing as his finger angled toward the various rock outcroppings that were growing up around the structural spars, and encrusted the bases of the ground-level walls.”
“Upon further inspection, the visitor notices elements that reflect the building's modernity, including thin slices of glass separating one townhouse from another, and aluminum outcroppings marking the building's cornice.”
“Neruda called the site "high city of laddered stone / finally resident of what is earthly" in perhaps his fine poem, "Alturos de Macchu Picchu." 140 stone structures comprise the site, along with terraced outcroppings for farming irrigated by an intricate system of fountains and aqueducts fed by underground springs.”
“I'm guessing due to the fact that we don't have enough granite outcroppings.”
“Large rock overhangs on outcroppings on the vast savanna an hour from Hargeisa make a natural shelter against the elements on the 4,000-foot high plateau where 7,000 to 10,000 years ago some artistically inclined cavemen felt their home needed a make-over.”
“I'm casting for bass in a gorgeous little cove bordered on three sides by steep outcroppings of schist topped by thick woods of oak, maple, birch, pine, and weeping willows whose branches drape almost to the shoreline.”
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