talus

  1. a sloping mass of rocks at the base of a cliff
  2. the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint

talus

A pile of rock fragments lying at the bottom of the cliff or steep slope from which they have broken off.
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Talus

• (n.) A slope; the inclination of the face of a work. • (n.) The astragalus. • (n.) A variety of clubfoot (Talipes calcaneus). See the Note under Talipes. • (n.) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
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talus

(from the article `artiodactyl`) The other main morphological characteristic of artiodactyls is that the astragalus, one of the bones in the ankle, has upper and lower rounded ... In the human ankle there are seven tarsal bones. The talus (astragalus) articulates above with the bones of the lower leg to form the ankle joint. ... ...t...
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talus

(from the article `valley`) Straight slope segments are dominated by mass movement processes. Talus slopes are a type in which debris piles up to a characteristic angle of ... ...by flowing water or frost-induced surface creep, or they may fall off the cliff from which they were wedged by the ice. Accumulations of this ... [2 related...
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talus

(ta´lәs) the highest of the tarsal bones of the foot. Together with with the tibia and fibula it forms the ankle joint.
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talus

1. <anatomy> The astragalus. ... 2. <surgery> A variety of clubfoot (Talipes calcaneus). See the Note under Talipes. ... 1. A slope; the inclination of the face of a work. ... 2. <geology> A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice. ... Origin: L, the ankle, the ankle bone. ... (26 Nov 1998) ...
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talus

scree noun a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
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Talus

[fortification] The talus is an architectural feature of some late medieval castles, especially prevalent in crusader constructions. It consists of a battered (sloping) face at the base of a fortified wall. The slope acts as an effective defensive measure in two ways. First, conventional siege equipment is less effective against a wall with...
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Talus

Ta'lus noun ; plural Tali . [ Latin , the ankle, the ankle bone.] 1. (Anat.) The astragalus. 2. (Surg.) A variety of clubfoot ( Talipes calcaneus ). See the Note under Talipes .
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Talus

Ta'lus noun [ French] 1. (Fort.) A slope; the inclination of the face of a work. 2. (Geol.) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
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talus

A deposit of large angular fragments of physically weathered bedrock, usually at the base of a cliff or steep slope.
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Talus

A heap of broken, coarse rock found at the base of a cliff or mountain.
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Talus

A heap of broken, coarse rock found at the base of a cliff or mountain.
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talus

A slope built up by the accumulation of rock waste at the foot of a cliff or ridge.
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talus

a slope composed of rock rubble
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Talus

A slope formed a the base of a steeper slope, made of fallen and disintegrated materials.
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Talus

A slope formed a the base of a steeper slope, made of fallen and disintegrated materials.
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Talus

a steep, concave, downward sloping formation, formed by the accumulation of coarse, angular rock debris at the base of the cliff or slope (Morris 1992).
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Talus

A talus is a sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
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Talus

An accumulation of angular rock debris at the base of a cliff or steep slope that was produced by ph
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Talus

An accumulation of angular rock debris from rockfalls.
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Talus

An accumulation of rock larger than scree that has fallen to its location. The presence and amount of talus should be considered when crossing a slope or climbing the pitch above it.
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Talus

Ankle bone.
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Talus

In fortifications a talus is the inclination of the face of a work (a slope in simple terms).
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