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The Earth of the Mesozoic Era is hot and wet until its final act—the Late Cretaceous—ushers a colder, dryer climate, continental drift, and falling sea levels.Carbon, It’s Elementary, Dear Reader - Issue 99: Universality|John Barnett|April 14, 2021|Nautilus
When the geologist Alfred Wegener first proposed the theory of continental drift in 1912, most of his colleagues thought it was preposterous.Scientists Pin Down When Earth’s Crust Cracked, Then Came to Life|Howard Lee|March 25, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Is he the type of character who would ever join the group permanently, or is he more of a drift-in, drift-out kind of guy?‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After years of strategic drift, the U.S. military may finally have a path to maintain its edge over countries like China.The Pentagon May Finally Have a Plan to Keep America on Top|Bill Sweetman|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is the omphalos, this city that straddles two steamboat rivers at the continental crossroads.
They marched through the streets of downtown New York to the synchronized beats of the Continental drum corps that followed.
The commander of the Continental Army realized that if he did not inoculate his army against smallpox, he might not have an army.
Sweden excluded British goods, conformably to the continental system established by Bonaparte.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
It has long been the custom for advertisers in the continental journals to typify their wares.
They stopped, leaning over a jagged fence made of sea-drift, to ask for water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Quite a number of sandeaters, as time passed, seemed to drift in and out of the back room.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
After 1815 the continental visits were resumed, and the practice of smoking began steadily to increase.
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A term, no longer used by geologists, that refers to the fact that continents are not stationary, but move across the Earth's surface. Continental drift is one feature of the modern theory of plate tectonics. (See Pangaea.)