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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of brecciate.
- adj. Formed, or broken into breccia
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of angular fragments cemented together; resembling breccia in appearance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the character of a breccia.
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I am getting very excited about all this - its the thought of being able to tie in the mineralogy of crystals grains within a clast with a brecciated meteorite to lunar and even solar and possible even universe formation processes!
Fink ob brecciated jaspur, butz dun beri smoovelii.
The back end of the quarrying area is formed by a fault plane, composed of a heavily brecciated stone, unsuitable for extraction.
The former is important for preservation of the quarries; particularly, brecciated and nodular limestone varieties are severely weathered and extraction marks are usually strongly deteriorated.
Dominique Simillox-Tohon points out the carbonate and brecciated limestone clasts.
Berriedale Water, (3) the brecciated conglomerate largely composed of granite detritus seen at Badbea, (4) red sandstones, shales and conglomeratic bands found in the Berriedale Water and further northwards in the direction of Strathmore.
For mantels, fire-places, porch pillars, and like ornamental purposes, however, our variegated, rich colored and veined or brecciated marbles were in use some time before exterior walls were made from them.
Shoreham, Vt. There are also handsome brecciated marbles in the same state; and in the extreme northern part, near Lake Champlain, they become more variegated and rich in hue.
In one part of the mine, wooden props support an overhanging ledge almost entirely composed of feldspar, which underneath passes into the gray brecciated quartz, which again grades into a white, more compact quartz rock.
For upon the most cursory inspection of the vein, the eye is arrested at once by the large masses of crystalline orthoclase, the heavy beds of a gray, brecciated quartz and the zones and columns of large leaved mica.