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These side flows from dikes are termed laccolites, a word which signifies the pool-like nature of the stony mass which they form between the strata.
The lenses of volcanic rocks by which the domes were upheaved are known as "laccolites," _i. e., _ rock lakes.
[Footnote 19: These blisters were later called laccolites by G.K. Gilbert after his careful study of the locality.