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The Physical World

Unit 11

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drift a large mass of snow, leaves, or other material piled up or carried along by the wind
glacier a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles
estuary the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream
mainland a large continuous extent of land that includes the greater part of a country or territory, as opposed to offshore islands and detached territories
dunes a mound or ridge of sand or other loose sediment formed by the wind, esp. on the sea coast or in a desert: a sand dune
salt marsh an area of coastal grassland that is regularly flooded by seawater
headland a narrow piece of land that projects from a coastline into the sea.
longshore drift the movement of material along a coast by waves that approach at an angle to the shore but recede directly away from it
spit a narrow point of land projecting into the sea
tide the alternate rising and falling of the sea, usually twice in each lunar day at a particular place, due to the attraction of the moon and sun
erosion the process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents
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