Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like chert; full of chert; flinty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like chert; containing chert; flinty.

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  • adjective geology, mineralogy Containing chert.

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  • adjective resembling or containing chert

Etymologies

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From chert +‎ -y.

Examples

  • Darwin himself spent a few hours on St. Paul's rocks on his outward voyage in the _Beagle_, and believed he had found some portions of them to be of a "cherty," and others of a "felspathic" nature, this also has been shown to be erroneous, and the careful examination of the rocks by the Abbé Renard clearly proves them to be wholly of volcanic origin. [

    Darwinism (1889)

  • The Ozark Highlands (39) are largely underlain by flat-lying, cherty limestone.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • The Springfield Plateau is underlain by cherty limestone of the Mississippian Boone Formation; dissection, relief, and forest density are less than in neighboring Ecoregions 38 and 39b.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • The Flint Hills is a region of rolling hills with relatively narrow steep valleys, and is composed of shale and cherty limestone with rocky soils.

    Ecoregions of the United States-Level III (EPA)

  • The grass-covered Flint Hills are underlain by cherty limestone and shale.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Nonarable soils derived from cherty limestone dominate the Flint Hills (28).

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • In Oklahoma, Ecoregion 39 is a level to highly dissected plateau composed of flat-lying, cherty limestone.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Bank and hillslope erosion has choked many channels and filled many pools with cherty gravel.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Bank erosion has choked many channel reaches with cherty gravel, causing the reaches to become braided and dominated by unstable run habitat; in the process, many natural pools have been lost.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Its grass-covered, open, low hills, cuestas, and plains are underlain by cherty limestone and shale.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

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