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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rock that forms the walls of a vein or lode.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. granular limestone used in building walls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, the rock forming the walls of a vein; the country-rock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault

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