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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Residual deposits, consisting of the insoluble portions of rocks which have been exposed to the atmospheric agencies. The layer covers the more solid and unaltered rock like a mantle. Compare lalerite, regolith, saprolite.


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