Steck crumpled to the moraine, and it looked as though he'd be bludgeoned to death.
moraine mounds are quite numerous in the valleys, and have frequently been the cause of small lakes.
I had not known that I lived on a moraine, and now that I knew it, I did not care.
The pebbles and boulders too heavy to be washed away remained behind to form the moraine.
Toward evening I clambered down to the cottage by moraine Lake.
I descended the moraine, the smell of the smoke guiding me towards the rock under which I was to pass the night.
A descent of 600 feet in the next two miles takes us to moraine Meadows.
Behind the moraine is a lake-bed, now converted into a meadow, which is quite level, and rests on a deep layer of mould.
At the lower end of the moraine of a glacier stood a solitary tent.
"It is on the moraine," the men said, with awe-struck looks at one another.
"ridge of rock deposited by a glacier," 1789, from French moraine (18c.), from Savoy dialect morena "mound of earth," from Provençal morre "snout, muzzle," from Vulgar Latin *murrum "round object," of unknown origin, perhaps from a pre-Latin Alpine language. Related: Morainal; morainic.
A mass of till (boulders, pebbles, sand, and mud) deposited by a glacier, often in the form of a long ridge. Moraines typically form because of the plowing effect of a moving glacier, which causes it to pick up rock fragments and sediments as it moves, and because of the periodic melting of the ice, which causes the glacier to deposit these materials during warmer intervals. ◇ A moraine deposited in front of a glacier is a terminal moraine. ◇ A moraine deposited along the side of a glacier is a lateral moraine. ◇ A moraine deposited down the middle of a glacier is a medial moraine. Medial moraines are actually the combined lateral moraines of two glaciers that have merged.
A pile of debris, often extending for miles, deposited by a glacier. It is composed of rock fragments transported by the ice, which are left behind when the ice melts.