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  • n. Plural form of erratic.


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  • It was clearly central autonomic failure to him and he said that the erratics were a problem which beta blockers and a pacemaker could deal with.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Throughout the Alps, on lofty crags, great bowlders were often found, which had no relation to the geology of the region and which were called erratics, because they had evidently come there from a distance.

    American Men of Mind

  • It's almost impossible to forecast this with any accuracy -- that's why it's called erratics, I guess! ' News

  • The "erratics" comprised a great variety of metamorphic and igneous rocks, and, on a more limited scale, sedimentary types.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

  • Finally, the rock-powder or "rock-flour," as it is termed, and the boulders, thenceforth known as "erratics," arrive at the terminal ice-face.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

  • Agassiz worked on the idea for the next decade, collecting evidence of glacial features, like moraines (ridges of sediment deposited by a glacier) and erratics (boulders carried by glaciers and located far from their bedrock source), from throughout Europe and Britain.

    Agassiz, Louis

  • •Shallow soils, thin and discontinuous Wisconsinan-age till, many rock outcrops, and a few erratics occur; glacial drift is younger and not as leached than Ecoregion 67a.

    Ecoregions of New Jersey (EPA)

  • Thus Shackleton found that the summit of Mt Hope, in 83° 30 'S., which stands 2000 feet above the ice of the surrounding glaciers, was strewn with erratics which must have been transported by ice from the higher mountains to the south and west.

    Perspective of Antarctica in 1911

  • As regards Kaiser Wilhelm Land, the Gaussberg is a volcanic cone mainly composed of leucite-basalt, but its slopes are strewn with erratics presumably transported from the south and these include gneiss, mica-schist and quartzite, apparently Archaean.

    Perspective of Antarctica in 1911

  • Then my heart would have a run of 15-20 erratics so fast that no blood is pumped by the heart, that is how fast it goes, and the chambers are out of synch.

    The 101 of pain/strokes, hug a panda, the allure of boobies and Ringo!


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