out slid

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slide   (slīd)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A mass movement of earth, rocks, snow, or ice down a slope. Slides can be caused by an accumulation of new matter or of moisture in the overlying material, or by erosion within or below the material. They are often triggered by an earthquake or other disturbance such as an explosion.

  2. The mass of material resulting from such a process.


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