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Talus  n.  
(Fort.) A slope; the inclination of the face of a work.
(Geol.) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.

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"Talus" Quotes from Famous Books

... than the ape, for industry an ant, more fiery than serpents, and yet, in patience, another ass. All excellences of all God-made creatures, which served man, were here to receive advancement, and then to be combined in one. Talus was to have been the all-accomplished Helot's name. Talus, iron slave to Bannadonna, and, through ...
— The Piazza Tales • Herman Melville

... was his genius, still greater was his vanity, and he could brook no rival. Now his nephew and pupil, Talus, exhibited great talent, having invented both the saw and the compass, and Daedalus, fearing lest he might overshadow his own fame, secretly killed him by throwing him down from the citadel of Pallas-Athene. The murder being discovered, Daedalus ...
— Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome • E.M. Berens

... across the gulch and lay sharp and clear on the flank of the slide beyond. Overhead, in the deep blue, the stars glinted and shone, steely hard. Elise shivered in a hitherto unknown terror as she crept into the still deeper shadow of the stunted spruces that fringed the talus from the mountain. She did not look behind. Had she done so she might have seen another shadow stealing cautiously, but swiftly, after her, only pausing when she passed from sight within the entrance to the ...
— Blue Goose • Frank Lewis Nason

Words linked to "Talus" :   scree, ankle, formation, geological formation, articulatio talocruralis, bone, astragalus, anklebone, mortise joint

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