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rock face

noun [C] uk   us  
an area of vertical surface on a large rock or mountain: The path down to the beach was a precarious one, tiny steps hewn out of the sheer rock face.
Translations of “rock face”
in Chinese (Traditional) 垂直岩石表面, 岩石縱截面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 垂直岩石表面, 岩石纵截面…
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