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reef

 [rēf]
an infolding or tuck of tissue, as a tuck made in plication.

reef

(rēf)
A fold or tuck, usually taken in redundant tissue.

reef

an infolding or tuck of tissue, as a tuck made in plication.
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The Martha missed stays going in, and inside five minutes she was on the reef and in possession.
And on a black night I have done it under reefs in a gale of wind.
By this time, now and then sheering to one side or the other to avoid a reef, but still hugging the wind and the land, we had got round Iona and begun to come alongside Mull.
She came round into the wind like a top, and the next moment struck the reef with such a dunch as threw us all flat upon the deck, and came near to shake Mr.
The reef on which we had struck was close in under the southwest end of Mull, off a little isle they call Earraid, which lay low and black upon the larboard.
If I had kent of these reefs, if I had had a chart, or if Shuan had been spared, it's not sixty guineas, no, nor six hundred, would have made me risk my brig in sic a stoneyard
They walled the confines of their coral reefs and sand-banks with coral-rock stolen from the mainland on dark nights.
In Mosquito Lagoon (ML), boat wakes are a primary cause for oyster reef degradation (Grizzle et al.
Although it's clear that recovery often takes decades, the range of restrictions we factored into our research helps us chart a course for the recovery of coral reef fisheries that includes everyone, not just those who can afford to wall off large areas.
Cook, Cairns and Cassowary Coast Councils part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority s Reef Guardian Councils program have been praised for their local environmental work.
A coral reef is made up of living things called hard corals, almost like rocks.
Alan Sherman of Get 'Em Sportfishing, "under 30 feet you have shallow reefs of mostly modules and reef balls and nearby, the natural reef in 30 feet of water, rising to 25 feet and dropping to 40 feet on the outside.