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drying rock
 n.— «The Court referred there to the case of a “low-tide elevation (drying rock)”…without adopting a position on whether, and in what circumstances, such a feature might be taken into account as a basepoint for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea.…The first reports of the International Law Commission reveal significant terminological and conceptual variations, both in English and in French.…The terminology accepted today—”low-tide elevations,” “hauts-fonds découvrants”—was first established at the Geneva Conference of 1958.» —by Jawad Salim Al Arayed Case Concerning Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions Between Qatar And Bahrain, Counter-Memorial (Intl. Court of Justice) Dec. 1, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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