Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In petrography, a volcanic rock resembling pantellerite but more basic.

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Examples

  • The kenyte lava of which it is formed is a remarkable rock, and is found in few parts of the world: but when you have seen one bit of kenyte you have seen all.

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913

  • The apex of the triangle which forms as it were the cape proper is a similar kenyte bluff.

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913

  • For instance we cut a hole through the floor of the dark-room, and sledged in some heavy boulders of kenyte lava: these were frozen solidly into the rock upon which the hut was built by the simple method of pouring hot water over them, and the pedestal so formed was used by

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913

  • At length, by the obvious means of cutting a section through one of them, it was proved that there was a solid kenyte lava block in the centre of this cone, proving that the whole was formed by the weathering of a single rock.

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913

  • The Glacier Tongue comes close around a high bluff headland of kenyte; it is much cracked and curiously composed of a broad wedge of white névé over blue ice.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • After removing a certain amount of loose rubble they came on solid rock, kenyte, having two or three irregular cracks traversing the exposed surface.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • The rock of the Cape consists mainly of volcanic agglomerate with olivine kenyte; it is much weathered and the destruction had formed quantities of coarse sand.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • To-day I walked round the shores of the North Bay examining the kenyte cliffs and great masses of morainic material of the Barne Glacier, then on under the huge blue ice cliffs of the Glacier itself.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • a lot of kenyte, much the same as at sea-level: the old crater was mostly kenyte, proving that this is the oldest rock of the island: felspar crystals must be continually thrown out, for they were lying about on the top of the snow; I have one nearly 3½ inches long.

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913

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