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grike

/ɡraɪk/
noun
1.
a solution fissure, a vertical crack about 0.5 m wide formed by the dissolving of limestone by water, that divides an exposed limestone surface into sections or clints
Word Origin
C20 in geological sense: from northern dialect
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  • It was the same grimy giant who had accosted her on the lonely road near Deadman's grike.

  • He climbed over the sedge and eely oarweeds and sat on a stool of rock, resting his ashplant in a grike.

    Ulysses James Joyce

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