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1 The gravelly or sandy sediment infill of a crevasse in glacial ice.

2(crevasse splay) The deposit generated by a river crevasse event. It is sheet-like in geometry, thinning away from the side of the breach in the river bank, and characterized by rapidly deposited sands, fining upwards to a muddy top, produced by the waning flow of a flood event.

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