American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sedimentary rock composed of fine fragments, as of clay or mud.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In petrol., a rock made up of very fine argillaceous sediment. It would include fireclay, brick-clay, fullers' earth, and similar deposits.
- Greek pēlos, clay + -ite1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It's too much trouble to her to be pelite these days.”
“Howsoever they can't call me worse than Fat Kit Square, and that's the worst name I ever got from any of our English pelite bears, which I suppose these pelite French quality never heard the like of. ”
“Kodiak drill hole WM09-04, which intersected a 69 metre thick fractured graphitic and pyritic pelite unit containing up to 0.13 % U (3) O (8), is located only 400 metres from the McTavish property.”
“Drill hole three cut a 86 metre wide, strongly fractured and altered graphitic-pyritic pelite unit containing fracturing, grey clay and slickensides.”
“A five-metre wide strongly altered graphitic pelite occurs from 676m to”
“The hole intersected a 69 metre thick fractured graphitic and pyritic pelite unit.”
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