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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The slow, downhill movement of soil or other material in areas typically underlain by frozen ground.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Soil creep caused by waterlogged soil slowly moving downhill on top of an impermeable layer.

Etymologies

Latin solum, soil + Latin flūctiō, flūctiōn-, a flowing (from flūctus, past participle of fluere, to flow).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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