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continental drift


Somewhere in these streets, plastic was invented, X-rays were discovered, continental drift was identified.
Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  the very slow movement of the continents on their underlying plates
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  • Somewhere in these streets, plastic was invented, X-rays were discovered, continental drift was identified.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • In spite of its active oceans and seemingly earthlike continents, Hyperion is tectonically quite dead; more like Mars, Lusus, or Armaghast in its total lack of continental drift.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • In spite of its active oceans and seemingly earthlike continents, Hyperion is tectonically quite dead; more like Mars, Lusus, or Armaghast in its total lack of continental drift.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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Associated words [difficulty]:   continental drift [8] , plate tectonics [8]
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