We must lean together in the common struggle of life: the syncline is stronger than the anticline.
An arch of strata like this , such as the one we are looking at, is called an anticline.
The strata with the Pine Raft form the lowest visible part of the anticline.
In other cases the anticline may be of nearly equidimensional dome form.
Now, this one fact greatly influenced its fate, for an anticline cannot be regarded as a strong or stable arrangement of strata.
There each mountain-ridge corresponds to an anticline, and each valley to a syncline, or trough-shaped arrangement of strata.
First, you get a low arch, or anticline, like that of the Weald.
This area, known to geologists as the "Cincinnati anticline," is co-extensive with the fertile blue grass lands.
And then let us pass to the other side of the anticline, and walk on the shore to Shanklin.
Hence the anticline noses out to the north and the syncline to the south.
A fold of rock layers that slope downward on both sides of a common crest. Anticlines form when rocks are compressed by plate-tectonic forces. They can be as small as a hill or as large as a mountain range. Compare syncline.