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  • n. Plural form of scree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as scree.

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Examples

  • It was on that same morning that the news reached Cliff Castle, where similar stories had floated about witches and warlocks having taken possession of the shivering hills, where the slatey rocks were always falling, and forming what the country people called screes, which, at a distance, when wet and shiny, looked in the sunshine like cascades descending from on high.

    The Black Tor A Tale of the Reign of James the First

  • ECOLOGY: Casuarina junghuhniana is wholely tropical in distribution, and is a native of highlands in Indonesia where it pioneers deforested lands such as screes (rocky slopes) and grasslands, and in disturbed areas it replaces mixed mountain forest plant communities (NAS 1984).

    Chapter 8

  • Casuarina junghuhniana is wholely tropical in distribution, and is a native of highlands in Indonesia where it pioneers deforested lands such as screes (rocky slopes) and grasslands, and in disturbed areas it replaces mixed mountain forest plant communities (NAS 1984).

    Chapter 6

  • My Huntress helped as she could and tried to keep our ascent steady, but even one entirely unschooled in the nuances of human expression and the delicate changes in inflection that betray our thoughts and feelings would have had little difficulty in discerning her frustration as I tripped and stumbled my way up rocky screes and along the narrow goat trails that served as paths.

    Duet « A Fly in Amber

  • Foreground montane forest disturbed by clearance for grazing; midground rocky screes inhositable to trees; background the densely forested slopes of Volcan Baru, Panama.

    Talamancan montane forests

  • Below is the most precipitous gulf into the head of Wasdale, but across the way is the pyramidal shape of Great Gable with its crimson screes and crags so sensationally sited that the view in the camera viewfinder suggests they are only yards away.

    Country diary: Lake District

  • The misty moorland--Beowulf, lines 161-162 ...up steep screes, by scant tracks

    Kings of Lindsey

  • Secret BlackBerry-originated screes swirled in the ethers.

    Suzanne Langlois: Game On

  • It consisted of loose screes, and was not an ideal promenade for people who had to be careful of their boots.

    The South Pole~ The Start for the Pole

  • The steep paths of the quarrymen zigzag up, or ramp in diagonals across the gloomy, unstable screes that loom everywhere above the town.

    Wildwood

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