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- n. A deep cleft formed in limestone surfaces due to water erosion; providing a unique habitat for plants
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crevice; a chink; a widened joint in rock.
- n. A ravine on the side of a hill.
Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
He climbed over the sedge and eely oarweeds and sat on a stool of rock, resting his ashplant in a grike.