mass movement

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mass per·i·stal·sis

forcible peristaltic movements of short duration, occurring only three or four times a day, which move the contents of the large intestine from one division to the next, as from the ascending to the transverse colon.
Synonym(s): mass movement

mass movement

The shift of an appreciable proportion of the colonic faecal contents into the rectum in a single process occasioned by contraction of a long segment of colon. Mass movement is quickly followed by the desire to defaecate.
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While the people of Bududa would like to put an end to the nightmare of mass wasting (landslides, mudslides etc.
Chapter two goes into greater detail to explain the many categories of separate types of mass wasting and slides, creep, slumps and avalanches.
Chapter 3 goes into detail regarding causes for Mass Wasting.
Climate, people, result of fire, result of construction can all contribute to mass wasting.
Chapter 5 addresses Preventing Mass Wasting construction sites in flat surfaces have less mass wasting, however, on side of mountain it is difficult to prevent mass wasting.
Mass wasting processes (Sebesta, 2006 and Lexa et al.
To build this map information like mass wasting processes, slope inclination, human disturbance, flooding, lithology, weathering and permeability were identified in the field.
Also the mass wasting processes acts intensively in the surface and above the ground of TBJ, the anthropic disturbance (for example broken pipes and urban growth) increase the problems.
This indicates that the corpses were buried by a mass wasting event, possibly due to torrential rain.
Then the sea lion carcasses would have been buried by a mass wasting episode, possibly due to torrential rain.