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knock and lochan

knock and lochan Term descriptive of a glaciated landscape of low relief which is made up of ice-moulded hillocks and intervening lochans (small lakes) eroded along zones of rock weakness. It is especially well developed in the Lewisian gneiss area of the coastal lowlands of north-western Scotland.

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