superincumbent


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lying or resting on and exerting pressure on something else

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I rose with some difficulty from under the superincumbent snowdrift, and alighted from the carriage, expecting that a kind and hospitable reception would indemnify me for the toils and hardships of the day.
On the expiration of the half-hour Noel Vanstone presented himself at North Shingles, with the ardor of a lover burning inextinguishably in his bosom, through the superincumbent mental fog of a thoroughly bewildered man.
7] This is primarily because the entire lower extremity composes a closed kinetic chain; therefore, a change in foot and ankle structure has an effect not only on the foot and ankle, but also on superincumbent joints such as the knee, hip and lower back.
Natural gas in the ground is so far the subject of property rights in the owners of the superincumbent lands, that while each of them has the right to bore or mine for it on his own land, and to use such portion of it as, when left to the natural laws of flowage, may rise in the wells of such owner and into his pipes, no one of the owners of such lands has the right, without the consent of all the other owners, to induce an unnatural flow into or through his own wells, or to do any act with reference to the common reservoir, and the body of gas therein, injurious to, or calculated to destroy, it.
We felt ourselves necessarily carried back to the time when the schistus on which we stood was yet at the bottom of the sea, and when the sandstone before us was only beginning to be deposited, in the shape of sand or mud, from the waters of a superincumbent ocean.
We wish to strip the passage of all the superincumbent strata which ingenious men have deposited all round it, and come down to the plainest and most obvious literal reading of the text.
These were D ('Committee on the Probability of Finding Coal under Superincumbent Strata', also referred to as the Geological Committee) and E ('Committee on Mineral Statistics', also referred to as the Statistics Committee).
The outer phyllites zone is rising in superincumbent bed of Bites gneiss and is closing in the lower part the ruby-mica shists and gneisses, graphitical phyllites, amphibolites, crystalline limestones, and dolomitic limestones and ruby-paragneisses.