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  • This one is an S - what they call "stony" or "silicaceous" - but it's not any better looking than the first one.

    Night Light

  • The flora of the area is a low-arctic type, typical of the nutrient-poor silicaceous soil which, where humid, shows solifluction effects such as frost boils.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • So far, the oldest sediments that have been collected from the Arctic Ocean floor are eighty million-year-old black muds, and sixty-seven million-year-old silicaceous oozes.

    Arctic Ocean

  • Alfred persevered, first inventing the blasting cap and then discovering that a silicaceous earth, kieselguhr, would stabilize nitroglycerin, thus making dynamite.

    Nobel, Alfred Bernhard

  • Does this increase the number of silicaceous diatoms which can outcompete the calciferous types, thereby reducing the biological pull-down?

    Unthreaded #10 « Climate Audit

  • Or do those silicaceous growths on their dorsal sides break off and shatter inside a predator's mouth?

    Drowning World

  • What it's firing at its prey is a stream of water under extremely high pressure that con'tains a high proportion of sharp-edged silicaceous aggre-gate.

    The Howling Stones

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