Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given by J. D. Dana to a mountain having a general synclinal structure, or originated by means of a geosynclinal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geol.) A mountain range owing its origin to the progress of a geosynclinal, and ending in a catastrophe of displacement and upturning.
- Ancient Greek to lay together + mountain. (Wiktionary)
“The scene of the trial in the great synclinorium of Greeba Castle -- exhibiting contemporaneous carboniferous tuffs, soft argillaceous rocks with choriambic fossils as well as later dolerite dykes, amid which the feline amenities of the Princess were illustrated with miraculous agility by Miss Agneesh”
“Drilling was focused on the Central Mineralised Zone which overprints metasediments occupying the hinge and inner limbs of a NW-facing, SW-plunging, reclined synclinorium which plunges gently SW from the historical open pit.”
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