Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In petrography, a term proposed by A. W. Grabau (1903) for a limestone or dolomite composed of coral- or shell-sand, or of lime-sand derived from the erosion of older limestones. In structure it resembles psammites or silicious sandstones, being generally known by the term sandstone.
“Lord Howe Island has sedimentary deposits of Pleistocene and Holocene (Recent) age, including cross-bedded calcarenite with intercalated soil horizons, lagoonal deposits, a single sand dune, and alluvium.”
“Sedimentary aeolian calcarenite or dune limestone characterize the lowland parts of the main island.”
“The limestone that constitutes the mountains is extremely pure, consisting of white or grey calicutite and calcarenite that is massively bedded and jointed.”
“This one-mile slog was nothing new; he had dragged the sled laden with calcarenite stone up the hill time and time again.”
“Liberated from the need to supply Port Jackson with lime, at least for the present, the deposits of calcarenite stone were worked for foundations and chimneys.”
“The granary and the barn were gradually having their wooden foundations replaced by the lime-producing stone it was not limestone, but calcarenite King had discovered around the cemetery, the stockyard attached to the barn was roomy, and the dam was an inspiration.”
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