Origin of scree
Examples from the Web for scree
What followed in that hurly-burly—that mad scramble through brake and thicket, down crag and scree—is impossible to tell.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)|Abel Chapman
This, and any other bad bits, can generally be avoided by climbing down to the scree gully on our left.
Still more to the east is a shorter gully, composed for the most part of scree, that can be taken in 20 minutes.
They walked down slowly, him leaning on her arm like an old man, steps faltering in the scree on the slope.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
Scree: the dbris of decaying rocks, forming a talus on the lower parts of a mountain.Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England|W. P. Haskett Smith
British Dictionary definitions for scree
Word Origin for scree
Word Origin and History for scree
"pile of debris at the base of a cliff," 1781, back-formation from screes (plural) "pebbles, small stones," from Old Norse skriða "landslide," from skriða "to creep, crawl;" of a ship, "to sail, glide," also "to slide" (on snow-shoes), from Proto-Germanic *skrithanan (cf. Old English scriþan "to go, glide," Old Saxon skridan, Dutch schrijden, Old High German scritan, German schreiten "to stride").