Definition of Downthrows

1. Noun. (plural of downthrow) ¹



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Definition of Downthrows

1. downthrow [n] - See also: downthrow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downthrows

downstep
downsteps
downstream
downstream processing
downstroke
downstrokes
downstroy
downstroyed
downstroying
downstroys
downstyle
downswing
downswings
downtempo
downthrow
downthrows (current term)
downtick
downticks
downtime
downtimes
downto
downtown
downtowner
downtowners
downtowns
downtrend
downtrended
downtrending
downtrends
downtrod

Literary usage of Downthrows

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1. The History of the San Francisco Disaster and Mount Vesuvius Horror by Charles Eugene Banks, Opie Percival Read (1906)
"CHAPTER XXXII SOME FACTS ABOUT VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES Cause of Earthquakes and Volcanic Phenomena— " downthrows "—Earthquakes Not Always Volcanic—Study ..."

2. The Origin of Mountain Ranges Considered Experimentally, Structurally by Thomas Mellard Reade (1886)
"... if the general considerations laid before the reader in this work are of the value I attach to them, normal faults are in most cases due to downthrows. ..."

3. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"The faults represented in B and B1 have downthrows in the opposite ... It will be observed, however, that the downthrows are in an opposite direction. ..."

4. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"The faults represented in B and B1 have downthrows in the opposite ... It will be observed, however, that the downthrows are in an opposite direction. ..."

5. Observations on the West of England Mining Region: Being an Account of the by Joseph Henry Collins (1912)
"... with downthrows—from 1 to 50 fathoms to the south, without one throw of opposite character; and later the whole series was faulted by the cross-courses. ..."

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