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Weathering
The breakdown and decay of rock by natural processes acting on rock, on cliffs and valley sides
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Freeze thaw
The process of rock breaking up from repeated freezing and thawing
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Tors
A block of granite found at the top of a hill
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Clitter slopes
The trail of deposited rocks from the action of freeze thaw weathering on tors
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Limestone pavements
A horizontal or gently sloping area of limestone, comprised of large blocks separate by deep eroded fissures
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Grykes
Vertical joints, enlarged by weathering ,between the blocks in a limestone pavement
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Clints
The large blocks of rock on a limestone pavements separated by grykes
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Abrasion
This type of erosion is caused by rivers, glaciers or waves picking up sediments and rubbing them against rocks in the bed and bank, valley or cliffs
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Card 2

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Freeze thaw

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The process of rock breaking up from repeated freezing and thawing

Card 3

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Tors

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Card 4

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Clitter slopes

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Card 5

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Limestone pavements

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