from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as parallelepipedal.
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They are composed of enormous masses of granite of a parallelopipedal figure, but rounded at the edges, and heaped one upon another.
It is traversed by banks of schistose jasper, * (Kieselschiefer of Werner.) * black, with a conchoidal fracture, and breaking into fragments of a parallelopipedal figure.
They would seem to have been piled up by some external force, if the proximity of a rock identical in its composition, not separated into blocks but filled with veins, did not prove that the parallelopipedal form is owing solely to the action of the atmosphere.
a parallelopipedal figure, but rounded at the edges, and heaped one upon another.