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- adj. Containing chert.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like chert; containing chert; flinty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like chert; full of chert; flinty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. resembling or containing chert
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. [
In Oklahoma, Ecoregion 39 is a level to highly dissected plateau composed of flat-lying, cherty limestone.
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.
Nonarable soils derived from cherty limestone dominate the Flint Hills (28).
The Ozark Highlands (39) are largely underlain by flat-lying, cherty limestone.
Bank and hillslope erosion has choked many channels and filled many pools with cherty gravel.
Its grass-covered, open, low hills, cuestas, and plains are underlain by cherty limestone and shale.
The grass-covered Flint Hills are underlain by cherty limestone and shale.
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.
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.