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Earth's crust   /ərθs krəst/   Listen
Earth's crust

The outer layer of the Earth.  Synonym: crust.

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"Earth's crust" Quotes from Famous Books

... have developed, either from a fissure in the earth's crust, or otherwise. Other hypotheses are possible, but of what practical value are ...
— Darkness and Dawn • George Allan England

... view above expressed. Since hydrogen is theoretically incapable of being permanently retained in the free state by the earth, its presence in the atmosphere indicates either that there is an influx from space or that it emanates from the earth's crust. In a similar way it may be assumed that atmospheric gases can be given off from the crust of the moon, thus, to a greater or less extent, supplying the place ...
— Other Worlds - Their Nature, Possibilities and Habitability in the Light of the Latest Discoveries • Garrett P. Serviss

... immortal? he thought. What is the good of the brain centres and convolutions, what is the good of sight, speech, self-consciousness, genius, if it is all destined to depart into the soil, and in the end to grow cold together with the earth's crust, and then for millions of years to fly with the earth round the sun with no meaning and no object? To do that there was no need at all to draw man with his lofty, almost godlike intellect out of non-existence, and then, as though in mockery, to turn him ...
— The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories • Anton Chekhov

Words linked to "Earth's crust" :   lithosphere, plate, geosphere, sial, layer, crustal plate, crust, horst, sima, asthenosphere

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