Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling a stone; of a stony structure: opposed to vitreous. See devitrification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like a stone; having a stony structure.

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  • adjective Stone-like in texture, appearance or other characteristic.

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Examples

  • Specimens of everything known in mineralogy lay there in their places in perfect order, and correctly named, divided into inflammable, metallic, and lithoid minerals.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • Several days might be profitably spent by the antiquarian in investigating the contents of the different tiers of galleries; while the geologist would find matter for interesting speculation in the partial intrusion of the older lithoid tufa here and there into the softer and more recent volcanic deposits in which the passages are excavated, and in which numerous decomposing crystals of leucite may be observed.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • Specimens of everything known in mineralogy lay there in their places in perfect order, and correctly named, divided into inflammable, metallic, and lithoid minerals.

    A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • Should we conclude from this position that they are of more recent formation than the lithoid basaltic lava, which contains olivine and augite?

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • From the lapse of time, and the action of the vapours, the inside walls are detached, and have covered the basin with great blocks of lithoid lavas.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • The nature of the phonolites, which are lithoid lavas with a feldspar basis, and the nature of the green slates intermixed with hornblende, oppose this opinion.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • The phonolite (or leucostine compacte of Cordier) is pretty generally regarded by all who have at once examined burning and extinguished volcanoes, as a flow of lithoid lava.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • * Amphibole is in general very rare at Teneriffe, not only in the modern lithoid lavas, but also in the ancient basalts, as has been observed by M. Cordier, who resided longer at the Canaries than any other mineralogist.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • The lithoid masses here cover, if we may use the expression, the shore of the ancient interior sea; everything subject to destruction, such as the liquid dejections, and the scoriae filled with bubbles, has been carried away.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • In the island of Teneriffe, strata of tufa, puzzolana, and clay, separate the range of basaltic hills from the currents of recent lithoid lava, and from the eruptions of the present volcano.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

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