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A moraine deposited at the point of furthest advance of a glacier or ice sheet.
- ‘The nature reserve was on the former site of a gravel works, from which hundreds of tonnes of terminal moraine had been plundered to construct the network of dual carriageways that criss-crossed the Westingshire countryside.’
- ‘Ages of glacier advances can be estimated by dating plant remains in lateral and terminal moraines, or by determining the age of trees or lichens growing on the moraines.’
- ‘At favoured sites (such as Loch Muick in Scotland), the submerged terminal moraines from the last phase of glacial retreat can be recognized.’
- ‘Fens tended to form on or near the base of terminal moraines left behind by the retreat of glaciers.’
- ‘Long Island is actually the terminal moraine resulting from this glacier.’
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