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earth wave

noun, Geology.
any elastic wave traveling through the material of the earth, as a wave caused by an earthquake. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • This last rolls in upon the land long after the earth-wave has arrived and spent itself.

    Principles of Geology Charles Lyell
  • Although the earth-wave traversed the whole city, the shock was felt more severely in some quarters than in others.

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