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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lithify.


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  • Here was once shallow seawater, teeming with spirally little ammonites dutifully dying, falling into mud and getting lithified into cute fossils.

    South by Southwest « Squares of Wheat

  • Vulnerability of arctic coasts to sea-level rise and erosion, showing land areas of the Arctic with elevations less than 10 m above mean sea level (red), regions with unlithified coasts (green), and regions with lithified coasts (brown) [1].

    Sea-level rise and coastal stability in the Arctic

  • When the whole sedimentary pile is lithified the different grain-sizes would give the different layers different physical properties and can be split along them to uncover the ripples.

    Fossilized Ripples - The Panda's Thumb

  • Beyond the edge of the continents, these sediments are lithified to form shales, limestones, and sandstones that make up the continental shelves, slopes, and rise.


  • Overtime these sediments can then become lithified.


  • Seems some geologists and anthropologists discovered what they thought might be human foot-prints in lithified volcanic ash beds near Puebla, Mexico.

    Plaintiffs' response to DI/FTE - The Panda's Thumb

  • The strata, although quite lithified, are certainly either latest Pliocene or early Quaternary, probably

    Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America

  • Oftentimes the formation is only partially lithified

    X-bit labs

  • Though even fully lithified rock is capable of some amount of plastic deformation.

    X-bit labs

  • The rocks you're looking at in the wall of that canyon are made of lithified Prozac.



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