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  • noun Plural form of orogeny.


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  • Rocks vary in age from Precambrian to Devonian and have been subjected to two major structural events, the Frenchman and Tabberaberan orogenies.

    Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia 2008

  • I don't deny that ocean basins open and close, but I think that it is too neat, too pat, and inadequately describes most real orogenies.

    Lounge of the Lab Lemming 2009


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