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- noun geology A small
calcium carbonateor ironcoated grain found on the seafloor.
- adjective Shaped like an
egg; ovoid; ovate.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Those conditions are most often found in shoals, sandbanks that create shallow water; Joulters Cay is one of the rare ooid beaches, and Andros Island pictured above has Pleistocene-epoch oolitic deposits.
The ooid beaches of the Bahamas are comprised of rare grains of "sand."
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