from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to, or composed of, diabase.

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  • adjective Pertaining to, or containing, diabase


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  • The geological constitution consists mainly of quartzite schists, gneisses, limestones, and isolated granitic and diabasic intrusions.

    Venezuelan Andes montane forests

  • There is a slightly developed diabasic structure and the rock is much altered by weathering; the resultant product being chlorite.

    The Long Labrador Trail

  • The _terra roxa_ is an argillaceous, ferruginous earth of diabasic origin, occasionally mixed with sand.

    Across Unknown South America


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