It may, however, be recognised by its liberal output of scree.
They set off and Festing noticed Helen's confidence on the scree.
They walked down slowly, him leaning on her arm like an old man, steps faltering in the scree on the slope.
What followed in that hurly-burly—that mad scramble through brake and thicket, down crag and scree—cannot be written.
Then we buried it deep under the big pile of scree on my hill.
It is too steep for turf; it is grey with marl, and patchy where scree of flint and chalk has run and found a lodgment.
scree: the dbris of decaying rocks, forming a talus on the lower parts of a mountain.
On examining the other side there was no trace of moraine; there was scree in places, but a great deal of the tuff was uncovered.
Then the interest ceases for a while, as we mount some 130 ft. of scree and smooth rocky slabs at an easy angle.
This, and any other bad bits, can generally be avoided by climbing down to the scree gully on our left.
"pile of debris at the base of a cliff," 1781, back-formation from screes (plural) "pebbles, small stones," from Old Norse skriða "landslide," from skriða "to creep, crawl;" of a ship, "to sail, glide," also "to slide" (on snow-shoes), from Proto-Germanic *skrithanan (cf. Old English scriþan "to go, glide," Old Saxon skridan, Dutch schrijden, Old High German scritan, German schreiten "to stride").