(geology) a body of deformed sediments, wedge-shaped in two dimensions or prism-shaped in three dimensions, that has been scraped off the surface of the oceanic lithosphere as it moves downwards beneath a continent or island arc. The sediments are added to the continental edge
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an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent. the result of this process. an added part; addition: The last part of the legend is a later accretion. the growing together of separate parts into a single whole. Law. increase of property by gradual natural additions, as of land […]
noun a town in NW England, in SE Lancashire. Pop: 35 203 (2001) Contemporary Examples The accrington Public Library was a fully stocked library built out of stone on the values of an age of self-help and betterment. Only Six Books: Excerpt From Jeanette Winterson’s New Memoir Jeanette Winterson March 6, 2012 Historical Examples “Mr. […]
to assume to oneself without right or authority; usurp.