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Synonyms for limb

out on a limb

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one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm

any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree

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(astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet

either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip

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the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles

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any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

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A flap is a common type of gravity structures, formed by a partial fold limb inversion, collapsing downhill.
Exploration in 2005 continued to focus on verification of the historic resource and extension of mineralization along the southern and eastern margins of the lower fold limb of the Arctic deposit.
As a result of the recognition of this second fold limb, further modelling of the ground magnetics is in progress, to be followed by additional drilling to test the northern extent of this new target.
As a result hole CAN-14 overshot the target fold hinge area and intersected the fold limb where gold values tend to be more erratic and discontinuous.
Recent compilation indicates vertical plunging ore shoots in a vertical fold limb.
The direct mezostructure observations and seismic measurements were made in two quarries located on the both fold limbs building the Wilkoszyn Syncline (deposit 1--limestone in "Sadowa Gora" quarry and deposit 2--dolomite in "Grodek" quarry).
The Sugarloaf graphite deposit, located on EL3711, Carappee Hill consists of two separate fold limbs.