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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing granite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like granite in composition, color, etc.; having the nature of granite.
- adj. Consisting of granite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made or formed of granite; having the texture or composition of granite. See granite, , and granitoid.
- Resembling granite in some of its properties.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. hard as granite
- adj. showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
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Wachusett is mainly composed has rather obscure stratification, and hence may be called granitic gneiss.
Now, I don't mean to imply that oft-cited "granitic" adjective that is usually thrown around when Otto Klemperer is mentioned.
Further up, a broad porphyritic dyke crosses our path, then more trees, and we come to the gentle slope of a kind of granitic sand which composes the open space leading to the pass between Granite
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The steep, granitic vineyards of Cornas were hard to farm and many were abandoned, even as C ô te-R ô tie and Hermitage were gaining international renown and Syrah was being planted everywhere from Stellenbosch, South Africa, to the Santa Rita Hills in California.
This explains the occurence of gold deposits located near masses of granitic rock, which is solidified magma.
Cab Franc simply needs mature vines and granitic soil in order to hit its pinnacle.
Mediocre beaujolais usually comes from sandy soils but the real beauties seem to prefer the granitic soils.
Once the granitic continents formed (floating on the molten mantle), they blocked the outflow of heat from the core, eventually splitting and drifting apart and thereby setting in motion the drifting of the continents described in the theory of plate tectonics.
Who knows better than artists how much ugliness there is on the way to beauty, how many ghastly, mortifying missteps, how many days of granitic blockheadedness and dismaying ineptitude there is on the way to accomplishment, how partial all accomplishment is, how incomplete?
Like Thoreau, Mr. Mansfield is a keen observer and, in his neck of New Hampshire, a granitic critic of the rushed life.