1.) Rock fragments that accumulate in a pile at the base of a ridge or cliff. 2.)a steep, concave, downward sloping formation, formed by the accumulation of coarse, angular rock debris at the base of the cliff or slope (Morris 1992).
Steep, loose piles of rock, dirt, and boulders formed by the constant process of erosion. Climbing Talus can be exhausting, as one continually slides downhill, and dangerous as well, due to the possibility of landslides
A sloping mass of large rock fragments and boulders that have detached from the cliff you are about to climb and now lay strewn around the base. Think even less about this than you did about its smaller cousin, scree.
Rock fragments of any size or shape derived from and lying at the base of a cliff or very steep rocky slope. Also refers to outward sloping and accumulated heap of loose, broken rock considered as a unit and formed primarily by falling, rolling, or sliding.
a natural rockpile usually consisting of football-sized rocks and larger boulders. Formed from the deterioration of rock outcrops, sandstone is notorious for forming acres of this stuff. Slippery, loose, uneven, and utterly a pain to walk through. Well developed talus fields do not have any vegetation growing in them.
The much thickened lower portion of a castle's curtain wall, designed to prevent attackers from getting too close to the base of the wall, or directly beneath the towers, and battlements, where they might be hidden from the line of fire. The talus gives the lower half or third of the walls a distinct outward slope.
The most superior bone of the foot. It is the primary connection between the leg and the foot. It articulates with the tibia and fibular bones of the leg and the calcaneus and navicular bones of the foot. The superior surface and the sides form the top of the ankle joint; the inferior surface articulates with the calcaneus and makes up the subtalar joint.
The ankle bone. The ankle joint is formed by the talus and the bottom of the tibia and fibula that rest upon it. The Latin word "talus" means ankle and in medicine it can refer to the entire ankle, too.