drift

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German geophysicist who proposed the theory of continental drift (1880-1930) Alfred Lothar Wegener , Wegener
English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965) Arthur Holmes , Holmes
rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly crustal plate , plate
mound of glacial drift drumlin
glacier, elongated hill formed by drift of drumlin
ridge of glacial drift drumlin
hill formed by glacial drift drumlin , esker , kame , os
(of a ship or plane) sideways drift leeway
aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water plankton
general drift tenor
drift gently waft
(of a sailing vessel) the quality of being able to sail close to the wind with little drift to the leeward (even in a stiff wind) weatherliness
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