Scarp vs Crag - What's the difference?

scarp | crag |


As nouns the difference between scarp and crag

is that scarp is the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet while crag is large hand; claw, paw.

As verbs the difference between scarp and crag

is that scarp is (earth science|geography|transitive) to cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment while crag is to chelate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

scarp

English

Noun

(wikipedia scarp) (en noun)
  • the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet
  • (geology) a cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge caused by erosion; the steeper side of an escarpment
  • * 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/pilgrim-roads/salopek-text]
  • Sweating under the sun, we scale the barren eastern scarp of the Great Rift Valley (Area B), edging carefully around controversial, razor-wired Israeli settlements (Area C).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (earth science, geography, transitive) to cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment
  • to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock
    From scarped cliff and quarried stone. — Tennyson.
    Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain. — Emerson.

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    crag

    English

    (wikipedia crag)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rocky outcrop.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • From crag' to ' crag the signal flew.
  • (geology) A partially compacted bed of gravel mixed with shells, of the Tertiary age.
  • Derived terms

    * cragfast * craggy * cragsman

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