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MEANING:noun: Rock debris at the base or the side of a mountain.
ETYMOLOGY:From Old Norse skritha (landslide).
USAGE:"The trail is well-defined, although there were a few spots where we had to scrabble up rocks and slide down scree."
Charlie Anderson; New Zealand's A Knock-out; Calgary Herald (Canada); Jun 6, 2009.
See more usage examples of scree in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:In the youth of a state arms do flourish; in the middle age of a state, learning; and then both of them together for a time; in the declining age of a state, mechanical arts and merchandise. -Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626)
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