The 'loess' conditions of climate seem to be coincident with the earliest Acheulean stations in Germany, such as Sablon.
By accenting the height of the ridges the loess also adds to the scenery of the county.
A disadvantage of the loess lies in the readiness with which it washes.
In Europe and in the Americas, accumulations of loess are generally from 20 to 30 meters thick.
At this time some excavations were being made in the loess in Rock Island, when some rains fell in the late fall.
Many thousands of square miles of northern China are covered with loess.
In all these features it presents a precise counterpart to the loess of the Mississippi.
Wherever the rainfall is considerable these loess deposits have proved to have a high agricultural value.
Many of the main roads over the loess are altered by the rains.
They were a peaceful folk settling by preference, though not exclusively, in the loess districts, as at Grosgartach.
1833 (in Lyell), "unstratified deposit of loam," coined 1823 by German mineralogist Karl Cäsar von Leonhard (1779-1862) from German Löss "yellowish-gray soil," from Swiss German lösch (adj.) "loose" (cf. German los; see loose). Related: Loessial.