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Glossary of Petrography - Rocks, Minerals Terms
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sandstone Tweet Definition of sandstone Like Definition of sandstone on Facebook
noun
  1. A sedimentary rock produced by the consolidation and compaction of sand, cemented with clay etc.
schist Tweet Definition of schist Like Definition of schist on Facebook
noun
  1. Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates.
schlieren Tweet Definition of schlieren Like Definition of schlieren on Facebook
noun (plural)
  1. Regions of a fluid having different refractive index because of their different density
  1. (geology) Irregular streaks of different composition in some igneous rocks
slate Tweet Definition of slate Like Definition of slate on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) a fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers.
  2. (uncountable) The bluish-grey colour of most slate.
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    1. (countable) A sheet of slate for writing on with chalk.
    2. (countable) A tile made of slate.
    3. (countable) A record of money owed.
    Put it on my - I'll pay you next week.
    1. (countable) A list of affiliated candidates for an election.
verb (slates, slating, slated)
  1. (context, chiefly, UK) To criticise harshly.
The play was slated by the critics.
  1. (context, mainly, US) To schedule.
The election was slated for November 2nd.
  1. (context, mainly, US) To destine or strongly expect.
The next version of our software is slated to be the best release ever.
adjective (notcomp)
  1. (colour) Having the bluish-grey/gray colour/color of slate.
soapstone Tweet Definition of soapstone Like Definition of soapstone on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) a soft rock, rich in talc, also containing serpentine and either magnetite, dolomite or calcite

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