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ripple mark

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noun Geology.
  1. one of the wavy lines or ridges produced, especially on sand, by the action of waves, wind, or the like.
  2. one of such forms preserved in sandstone or siltstone.

Origin of ripple mark

First recorded in 1825–35
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  • What is known as the "ripple-mark" in sandstone surfaces may be produced in various ways.

    Logic, Inductive and Deductive

    William Minto


British Dictionary definitions for ripple mark

ripple mark

noun
  1. one of a series of small wavy ridges of sand formed by waves on a beach, by a current in a sandy riverbed, or by wind on land: sometimes found fossilized on bedding planes of sedimentary rock
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