American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Loose rock debris covering a slope.
- n. A slope of loose rock debris at the base of a steep incline or cliff.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pile of debris at the base of a cliff; a talus.
- n. A riddle or coarse sieve.
- n. uncountable Loose stony debris on a slope.
- n. A slope of such material at the base of a cliff, etc.
- v. To flatten or level concrete, while still wet, and clear protruding stones and gravel from the surface.
- v. To traverse scree.
- n. A harsh high-pitched sound as of a hawk.
- v. To make a high-pitched sound like that of a hawk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prov. Eng. A pebble; a stone; also, a heap of stones or rocky débris.
- n. a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
- (onomatopoeia) (Wiktionary)
- Probably ultimately from Old Norse skridha, landslide, from skrīdha, to slide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Our primary concern is people getting onto snowfields with running shoes on and these snowfields have large runouts down into what we call scree slopes or boulder fields.”
“But we learned to 'scree' - which is kind of like skiing down a scree slope.”
“Below, a precipitous slope of small stones that the dalesmen call a scree ran down to a hollow strewn with broken rocks, and across this he could distinguish the blurred flat top of another height.”
“A 'richt," said Robert, as he looked at the narrow platform, with its weak, inadequate railing, which could hardly prevent anyone from falling down on to the wagon track, some fifteen or twenty feet below on one side, or on to the moving "scree" on the other.”
“While he stared, first at a hole in the ceiling, then at the "scree" which had broken through it and lay spread, fan-shaped, on the solid floor at his feet, he heard a footstep, and Mrs Penhaligon's voice in the passage without.”
“The Agricultural Conservation team use it extensively in their everyday work, for example, consultations on bracken spraying to identify areas of exclusion such as scree and water courses.”
“Our head-torches lit the way as we slowly scrambled up the scree on all fours, the milky way a smudge in the sky easily discernible above the craggy peaks.”
“Next thing I heard a few minutes later was the clatter of crashing rocks, as Tim was sprinting past Joe over the scree, shouting, "Go, go, go!”
“Pegasus picks up speed and fire descending the eastern scree slope.”
“He climbed a slope of scree and then a mossy hillside and a narrow trail through another thicket and at last reached the canyon.”
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