Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, relating to, or producing scoria

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to scoria; like scoria or the recrement of metals; partaking of the nature of scoria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made up of or resembling scoriƦ; having a coarsely cellular structure: used chiefly with reference to lava.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • From this part descends a black scoriaceous tract; very rugged, and covered with a scanty vegetation of scattered bushes as far down as the sea.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Where the lime has been caught up by the scoriaceous fragments of the lower surface of the stream, it is converted into groups of beautifully radiated fibres resembling arragonite.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • To the South-west the plain is bounded by ridges of scoriaceous basalt, and by a buttress of rock called Jabal Ayr, like Ohod, about three miles distant from the town.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • It is covered with short, yellowish grass through which the burnt-up, scoriaceous lava rock protrudes in rough masses.

    Travels in West Africa

  • At the end of an hour, the ascent becoming every moment more abrupt, we had passed the belt of trees and bushes, and reached the smooth and scoriaceous cone, which, during the rainy season, appears from the bay to be covered with a velvety mantle of green.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • Near them is the red sandstone, lying under the basalt, and baked to a scoriaceous cinder.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882

  • Accordingly we all left the house after breakfast, following the track marked (H), which led us precipitously down, till we landed on the surface of the large crater, an immense sheet of scoriaceous lava cooled suddenly from a state of fusion; the upheaved waves and deep hollows evidencing that congelation has taken place before the mighty agitation has subsided.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • They are never scoriaceous, for the steam with which they were charged was not allowed to expand and distend them with steam blebs.

    The Elements of Geology

  • One may distinguish each successive flow by its dense central portion, often jointed with large vertical columns, and the upper portion with its mass of confused irregular columns and scoriaceous surface.

    The Elements of Geology

  • In a pile of successive sheets of lava each flow may be distinguished and its thickness measured; for the surface of each sheet is glassy and scoriaceous, while beneath its upper portions the lava of each flow is more dense and stony.

    The Elements of Geology

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.