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a saw used for cutting wood radially from a log.


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    adjective 1. (of lumber) sawed radially so that the broader sides of the boards or timbers are approximately perpendicular to the annual rings. 2. quartersawed.

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    noun, Geology. 1. graben. 2. a subsea chasm extending along the crest of a mid-ocean ridge, locus of the magma upwellings that accompany seafloor spreading. noun 1. a long narrow valley resulting from the subsidence of land between two parallel faults, often associated with volcanism. The East African Rift Valley is an example rift valley […]

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    noun, Geology. 1. a system of related, narrow structural depressions between parallel faults.

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