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rockface

[rok-feys] /ˈrɒkˌfeɪs/
noun
1.
an exposure of rock in a steep slope or cliff.
Origin of rockface
1850-1855
1850-55; rock1 + face
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  • There were soft whispers afloat that he was with the Pomos up under the rockface at the north.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • It was two of the clock by the starry heavens when these two riders entered the blind opening in the rockface and disappeared.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • He thought at every slip and scramble that she must fall and go hurtling down the rockface.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • The waters that fell at seasons from the open mouths of the cañons half way up the rockface were dried.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe

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