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A steep-sided mound of sand and gravel deposited by a melting ice sheet.
- ‘Ice contact features known to early geologists included kettles (correctly interpreted by Whittlesey in 1859) and kames.’
- ‘Elsewhere, small mounds (kames) are formed of cross-stratified sand deposited by streams from the ice.’
- ‘It is characterized by moraines of the Weichselian Pleniglacial with intercalated outwash sediments including kame deposits, dead-ice depressions with lakes, fens or wetlands, and Late Saalian moraines in the south.’
- ‘A total of 313 species in 85 families and 204 genera were collected at the 30-hectare preserve which occurs on a glacial kame and has a rugged ridge and ravine topography.’
- ‘The forest research area extends southward from the fen and is better drained because of a gradient caused by the rise onto a kame terrace (Twin Lakes in Fig.’
Late 18th century: Scots form of comb.
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