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CUESTA, a name of Spanish origin used in New Mexico for low ridges of steep descent on one side and gentle slope on the other. It has been proposed as a term for the land form which consists of the two elements of a steep scarp or " strike " face, and an inclined plain or gentle " dip " slope.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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