Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or containing mica; resembling mica or partaking of its properties, especially that of occurring in foliated masses consisting of separable laminæ: as, micaceous structure.
- Figuratively, sparkling.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, consisting of, or containing mica.
- adj. Resembling mica, laminated, sparkling.
- adj. figuratively sparkling; brilliant
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or containing, mica; splitting into laminæ or leaves like mica.
- adj. hydrous silicates of or relating to or resembling mica
“It is rust of iron, finely crystallized: from its resemblance to mica, it is often called micaceous iron.”
“It is rust of iron, finely crystallised: from its resemblance to mica, it is often called micaceous iron.”
“a kind of micaceous schist, and in the western is granitic gneiss.”
“And the contemporary focus includes some seductive objects that resonate with earlier pieces, such as a voluptuously curved jar of glistening micaceous clay by Lonnie Vigil of the Nambe Pueblo, displayed near a superb assortment of more traditional Pueblo pottery.”
“Everything cooked in micaceous clay pots comes out sweet.”
“All the rocks are of Pliocene or Pleistocene, fluviatile origin, and consist mainly of sandstones, conglomerates, quartzites, shales and micaceous sandstone.”
“The rolling to hilly well-dissected upland contains mostly gneiss and schist bedrock that is covered with clayey and micaceous saprolite.”
“It is a coarse reddish-brown fabric, slightly micaceous, with limestone inclusions and shiny black specks.”
“To the south and east this is replaced by Jurassic calcareous and micaceous siltstones and sandstones.”
“This condition is characterized by thick, red plaque with a white, silvery micaceous scale on top.”
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