- adj. Containing or producing carbon
“The group with which we have to deal is called the carboniferous or coal bearing system, and it includes four classes of rocks, viz.: 1, sandstone; 2, shale or bind; 3, limestone; 4, coal and underclay.”
“It is one great sheet of old coral-reef and coral-mud, which is now called the carboniferous limestone.”
“Coal strata are nearly confined to the group termed the carboniferous formation.”
“You cannot diet a patient from a book, you cannot make up the human body as you would make up a prescription, – so many parts "carboniferous," so many parts "nitrogenous" will constitute a perfect diet for a patient.”
“All that chemistry can tell us is the amount of "carboniferous" or "nitrogenous" elements discoverable in different dietetic articles.”
“Coal mining waste or spoil tips are, on the other hand, composed of fairly benign carboniferous sedimentary rocks that could be suitable for viticulture.”
“From his first, perhaps best book, "The Immense Journey," he showed a gift for transporting his readers across aeonic expanses—evoking the "croaking gloom of carboniferous swamps" and "the surf on Cretaceous beaches where now the wheat of Kansas rolls.”
“Mason has also got a new obsession: the carboniferous period.”
“We found one book about life before the dinosaurs called, "WHEN BUGS WERE BIG," which is actually all about the carboniferous period, and then at the grown-up library, we found another couple that are written for teens that tell the whole story of Earth's pre-dinosaur history.”
“What the hell is the carboniferous period, Lyda, you ask.”
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Includes any intangible conceivable independently of Hom. Sap.
Words with the -fer suffix ("that which carries") or the -ferous suffix ("bearing," "producing," or "yielding").
From the story by Jules Verne.
Another kind of bear list: words bearing the -fer suffix ("that which carries"), the -ferous suffix ("bearing," "producing," or "yielding").
Also see (if you like) Carry Me Home Again.
This quickly got bigger and weirder than originally intended, so now it's housing terms that relate to the study of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. See also Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, Ichthy...
words that feel good, either in my mouth, or in my possession.
(i'm a rock nerd, so what? :P)
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