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- n. Plural form of phyllite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name under which a great variety of fossil leaves have been placed, in regard to whose affinities nothing definite was known.
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The Mahabharat Range consists of severely eroded pre-Siwalik quartzites, phyllites and sandstones.
Its underlying rocks are phyllites and shales, with some quartz, quartzite and granite outcrops of the Karagwe-Ankolean system.
Near Rothesay and along the hill slopes west of Loch Fad there are parallel strips of grits and phyllites.
The Dunoon phyllites form a narrow belt about a mile and a half broad crossing the island between Kames
Some excellent sections of the phyllites are to be seen on the shore between Sandend, near Portsoy, and
The groups which are typically developed comprise (1) slates, black schists and phyllites with thin black limestone, sometimes containing tremolite, (2) the main limestone, (3) the quartzite (Schiehallion).
The quartzite, which is regarded as probably the highest member of the series, forms prominent ridges due to the more rapid erosion of the phyllites, mica-schists and limestones occupying the intervening hollows.