Crumpling sentence example
- - The Alps form but a small portion of a great zone of crumpling which stretches, in a series of curves, from the Atlas Mountains to the Himalayas.
- The crumpling of the earth's crust which folded the rocks of the Highlands and Southern Uplands probably upraised above the sea a series of longitudinal ridges having a general north-easterly direction.
- There were, moreover, other and broader oscillations which raised or lowered extensive areas withbut much crumpling of the strata, and to these are due some of the most important breaks in the geological series.
- There are considerable tracts which are but little disturbed, but these tracts are enclosed within the arcs formed by the folds, and the zone taken as a whole is distinctly one of crumpling.
- Geologically, Syria belongs to two distinct regions of the earth's crust, the northern and smaller portion lying within the great belt of folding of southern Europe and central Asia, and the southern and larger portion belonging to the Indo-African area, which, though often faulted, is usually free from crumpling.Advertisement
- Extensive and deep-seated crumpling was necessarily accompanied by vertical uplift throughout the zone affected, but once at least since their birth the mountains have been worn down to a lowland, and the mountains of to-day are the combined product of subsequent uplift of a different sort, and dissection by erosion.
- This latest and also highest range was formed by tremendous thrusts from the Pacific side, crumpling and folding the ancient sedimentary rocks, which run from the Cambrian to the Cretaceous, and faulting them along overturned folds.
- If a circular disk is wrought into a hemisphere and the attempt is made to hammer the edges round, crumpling must occur.
- - The Himalaya have been formed by violent crumpling of the earth's crust along the southern margin of the great tableland of Central Asia.
- Outside the arc of the mountain chain no sign of this crumpling is to be detected except in the Salt Range, and the Peninsula of India has been entirely free from folding of any importance since early Palaeozoic times, if not since the Archean period itself.Advertisement
- In its smaller manifestation, this class of folding passes into "crumpling" or "puckering," where quite a large number of folds may be crowded into a single hand specimen.
- Only OtÃk's hands in their little woolen mittens are sticking out, and crumpling up the lace on the blanket.
- Improbable and the National Theater of Scotland present A musical Pandemonium There are sneaking, creeping, crumpling noises coming from inside the walls.
- If then by the contraction of the earth's interior the outer crust were forced to accommodate itself to a smaller nucleus, the central softer belt would yield by crumpling; the more rigid masses to the north and south, if they gave way at all, would yield by faulting.
- Give a frame a distressed look by crumpling and sanding it before adding to your heritage scrapbook layout.Advertisement
- Add further interest by crumpling the sticker or running a brown inkpad over the edges.
- While shopping, test the fabric to see if it wrinkles by crumpling it in your hand.