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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In petrography, an oölitic limestone found at Ketton, England.

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  • This calcareous sand has generally been called ketton-stone and believed to resemble the spawn of fish, it has acquired a form so much rounder than siliceous sand from its being of so much softer a texture and also much more soluble in water.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

  • Nevertheless I have been lately informed by my friend Mr. Michell of Thornhill, who I hope will soon favour the public with his geological investigations, that the beds of chalk are the uppermost of all the limestones; and that they rest on the granulated limestone, called ketton-stone; which I suppose is similar to that which covers the whole country from Leadenham to Sleaford, and from Sleaford to Lincoln; and that, thirdly, coal-delphs are frequently found beneath these two uppermost beds of limestone.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

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