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continental slope


Sediment from the continent settles at the base of the continental slope.
  steep descent (2-5 degrees) of the seabed from the continental shelf to the deep ocean
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Strongly Associated with:   continental shelf
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  • Sediment from the continent settles at the base of the continental slope.
  • But it was at sunset of the following clay, when the train was speeding down the continental slope of prairie land beyond the Rockies, that the West took its ruthless revenge.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
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Associated words [difficulty]:   continental slope , continental shelf [7]
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