a portion of the earth's crust, bounded on at least two sides by faults, that has risen in relation to adjacent portions.
- Compare graben.
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How to use horst in a sentence
horst Ulrich, a 72-year-old German on a trek with a group of friends, watched four Nepali guides swept away by an avalanche.
horst preferred the original, the slight gap suggesting invitation.
There is Joan Crawford in a huge black hat, her face, said horst, “is all make-up, a mask not a face.”
A new exhibition reveals the dark magic of legendary photographer horst.
Maxine reunites with her husband, horst, and her pursuit of Ice crystallizes into something cohesive.
The trouble with the Ditmars-horst reactor was that it lacked any automatic negative-feedback system.The Bramble Bush | Gordon Randall Garrett
Shutting off the Ditmars-horst would simply blow a hole in the crust of Luna and kill everyone if he did it now.The Bramble Bush | Gordon Randall Garrett
I am delighted with the roses and the closets and the horse-chestnut—especially the horst-chestnut.The Very Small Person | Annie Hamilton Donnell
An official document, quoted by horst, narrates the particulars of the examination and burning of a disinterred vampire.The Superstitions of Witchcraft | Howard Williams
There is no need to labour this question; the horst cannot have existed.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays | J. (John) Joly
British Dictionary definitions for horst
a ridge of land that has been forced upwards between two parallel faults
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Scientific definitions for horst
A usually elongated block of rock that is bounded by parallel geologic faults along its two longest sides and has a higher elevation than the rock at its sides. Horsts form where rock is being compressed by tectonic forces.
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