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  • noun geology mesa formed by a volcano under a glacier.


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Named after Tuya Butte, in British Columbia.



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  • A flat-topped, steep-sided volcano formed when lava erupts through a thick glacier or ice sheet. From this article in Wikipedia, which I stumbled upon when I was looking for more information about hayricks. (Why--because Hayrick Butte in Oregon is a tuya.)

    November 7, 2007

  • Wow. I don'

    November 7, 2007

  • *bows head in reverence*

    For the sake of our posterity, see discussion on rick.

    November 7, 2007

  • What do our posteriors have to do with this? Oh...wait...

    November 7, 2007

  • I daresay our posteriors seem to have a great deal to do with many things on Wordie. It just works out that way....

    November 7, 2007

  • There's one of these near the Mechanics Training Institute in northern Wyoming known as Socket Tuya. Across the valley, in a historically German part of the state, is its sister volcano, Göttehandett Tuya. Local legends tell of a third one in the vicinity, known by the Navajo name Watappenhd Tuya, but every expedition that set out in search of it disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

    I haven't even mentioned the one in rural Pennsylvania, Whatsit Tuya. But nobody cares about that one anyway.

    November 8, 2007

  • It may look like a flat-topped, steep-sided volcano in Wyoming tuya, but it looks like a socket to me. .

    November 8, 2007

  • Ah yes. Nothing like a note from the King of Madeupical Etymology to start the day. Thanks, uselessness. :-D

    November 8, 2007

  • usage note on gallinaceous.

    March 16, 2008