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drumlin

drumlin drŭm´lĭn [key], smooth oval hill of glacial drift , elongated in the direction of the movement of the ice that deposited it. Drumlins, which may be more than 150 ft (45 m) high and more than   1⁄2 mi (.8 km) long, are common in New York, Wisconsin, Canada, and Northern Ireland.

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