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  1. (context, chiefly, UK) A deep cleft formed in limestone surfaces due to water erosion; providing a unique habitat for plants
  • 1922: He climbed over the sedge and eely oarweeds and sat on a stool of rock, resting his ashplant in a . " James Joyce, Ulysses
  • 1973: The Crag is a sort of crag-shaped feature of limestone, rich in minerals and seamed with crevasses or "grikes" as they call them hereabouts. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 157)
  • Etymology: Origin unknown.

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