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mud crack

noun, Geology.
a fracture, part of a desiccation pattern, caused by the drying out and shrinking of silt or clay.
Origin of mud crack
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She's right now layin' tied an' gagged in a mud crack where you nor no one else won't never find her.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx

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