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  • adj. Describing the part of a sea that lies over a continental shelf


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  • By later today, we'll have turned west, will pass by Lake Manyara, epeiric Lake Eyasi, will be out on the fabled Serengeti.

    New Race

  • Abstract: Repeated sequences of carbonate and shale are punctuated by condensed sections of phosphatic conglomerate in the epeiric deposits of the Trans-Saharan Seaway in northeastern Mali.

    Archive 2008-03-01


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  • Emissions have made the earth’s sky sick

    And soiled all the waters epeiric.

    We should get on board

    The Paris Accord

    Then learn the new rules and comply quick.

    October 22, 2018

  • Great site, VO.

    July 3, 2008

  • Outdrawn!

    July 3, 2008

  • Strange Maps: 'Word of the day: epeiric. That term describes shallow, salty seas covering part of a continental shelf. Examples include the Sundance, Zechstein and Turgai Seas – all excellently named, but alas all dried up. Epeiric seas still around today include the Hudson Bay and the Persian Gulf. And the North Sea...'

    July 3, 2008