from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Geol.) A mass of igneous rock intruded between sedimentary beds and resulting in a mammiform bulging of the overlying strata.
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- noun Alternative form of
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We see another exhibition of the magnitude of the earth's forces in what the geologist calls a "laccolite" -- a great cave or cistern deep beneath the surface of stratified rock filled with hardened lava.