1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Cuesta
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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 landform which consists of the two elements of a steep scarp or "strike" face, and inclined plane or gentle "dip" slope.