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The upstanding blocks of limestone rock, often conserved as “limestone pavements”, with little or no soil. [T.S.]
The flagstones of a limestone pavement, the grykes being the cracks in-between. Products of localized acid erosion acting on existing fissures in the limestone slabs.
Middle English: of Scandinavian origin; related to Danish klint ‘cliff’ and Swedish klint ‘summit, cliff’.
- Newbiggin Crags