- a solution fissure, a vertical crack about 0.5 m wide formed by the dissolving of limestone by water, that divides an exposed limestone surface into sections or clints
C20 in geological sense: from northern dialect
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It was the same grimy giant who had accosted her on the lonely road near Deadman's Grike.
He climbed over the sedge and eely oarweeds and sat on a stool of rock, resting his ashplant in a grike.