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Scarp is sometimes a misspelling of scrap.

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Definition of the noun scarp

What does scarp mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: scarps

  1. a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
  2. a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification

Place

Scarp a.k.a. Scarp, Scotland: Scarp is an uninhabited island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, west of Hushinish on Harris. Once inhabited, the island was the scene of unsuccessful experiments with rocket mail, since commemorated in two films.

  • also known as 斯卡普島

Miscellanea

scarp a.k.a. Undersea escarpment: An elongated and comparatively steep slope separating flat or gently sloping areas.

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Google previewSoil survey (1995)

by United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, United States. Soil Conservation Service, United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Suffolk Scarp is an old beach front passing north to south through the county at an elevation of about 25 feet above sea level.

Google previewAn Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Brecknock (Brycheiniog): Hill-forts and Roman remains (1986)

by Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales

end of the counterscarp bank and the W. perimeter scarp is an unfinished dry moat 120 Castell Dinas (HF 50) from the south intended to continue that of the middle bailey ...

Google previewGeological Survey Professional Paper (1980)

The scarp is the result primarily of differential erosion of the easily weathered and eroded San Sebastián Formation and volcanic...

Google previewEnergy and Environment in the California-Baja California Border Region (1995)

by Alan Sweedler, Paul Ganster, Patricia Bennett

Second, the specific project on energy and environment in the California-Baja California border region is supported by a grant from the Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy (SCARP). SCARP is a consortium of San Diego ...

Google previewThe Mercury Minerals from Terlingua, Texas (1909)

by William Francis Hillebrand, Waldemar Theodore Schaller

Elkhorn Scarp is the most striking topographic evidence of the action of the San Andreas faulting. It is undoubtedly due to the dropping down of the Carrizo Plain or the elevation of the Elkhorn Valley about 200 feet. From the upper end of this ...

Google previewIsland Sustainability II (2013)

by S. Favro, C. A. Brebbia

The 7 m high limestone scarp is a rather strong obstacle for waves (Fig. 5) and the retreat rate may seem slow, just about 15 meters within last 160 years, but it has still influenced the outline of the lighthouse settlement. Osmussaar as a whole ...

Google previewPreliminary report on the McKittrick-Sunset oil region, Kern and San Luis Obispo counties, California (1910)

by Ralph Arnold, Harry R. Johnson

Elkhorn Scarp is the most striking topographic evidence of the action of the San Andreas faulting. It is undoubtedly due to the dropping down of the Carrizo Plain or the elevation of the Elkhorn Valley about 200 feet. From the upper end of this ...

Google previewQR, S Versability (2015)

by Roger J. Maderia

A scarp is a steep cliff and a slope. Suction is a force of ...

Google previewSelect Field Guides to Cave and Karst Lands of the United States (2009)

by Annette Summers Engel, Scott A. Engel

Thus, the Cody Scarp is a critical feature for the chemical composition of the regional groundwater because it controls the extensive mixing of generally low pH surface water with the groundwater (Upchurch and 43 49 FiELd TriPS To ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie

Scarp formation is also possible with DURICRUSTs as caprocks. The resistant crusts develop in homogeneous lithological units by weathering and soilforming processes. Scarps of this kind are called homolithic scarps and are most frequently ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Scarp. A laterally extensive precipitous face along a beach or dune formed by erosive wave action where sand falls away under the influence of wave-assisted mass movement.

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

scarp. A steep slope resulting from the movement of rock strata down the *dip of a normal fault; Locke et al. (1992) Bull. Seismological Soc. America 82 describe the Teton Range fault scarps. A faultline scarp is formed when faulting juxtaposes ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

scarp (abbr. of escarpment) A steep slope ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States (1938)

(including Alaska) by Mary Grace Wilmarth

and separated from the Chowan by a well-marked sea- facing scarp, ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Geography (2000)

by Blackie

fault scarp A fault scarp is a tectonic landform coincident with a fault plane that has ...

Google previewInstant encyclopaedia of geography (1993)

by Shatrughna Prasad Sinha

The scarp, which is about 610 m high, is structural rather than cyclical, as the African surface has been traced at lower elevations around the plateau between the towns of Gussau, Kontagora, Kusheriki, Abuja, Wase, Bauchi and Kano.

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

scarp retreat Saxonian The European stratigraphic term that is equivalent to the Upper 'Rotliegende and Weissliegende. See also AUTUNIAN. S-band The radar frequency band between 1550 and SZOOMHZ. scalenohedron A 'crystal ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

See also fault-line scarp. faunal province See province. fayalite /fay-ă-lÿt, fÿ-ah-/ A mineral of the OLIVINE group. feldspar /feld-spar, fel-/ The most important type of rock-forming minerals and the most abundant minerals in igneous rocks.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Pakistan (2015)

by Shahid Javed Burki

SALINITY CONTROL AND RECLAMATION PROGRAM ( SCARP). In developing the vast Indus irrigation network, the British administration in ...

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Scarp Meaning

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Scrabble value of S1C3A1R1P3

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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