from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rock made up of rounded and water-worn debris of other rocks, a considerable proportion of the pieces being large enough to be called pebbles or cobbles.


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  • You can lie out on the naked rocks and look like a piece of pudding-stone.

    How the leopard got his spots -- really

  • Considerable masses of vitrified matter are found in the second rampart, under which is the natural rock, chiefly granite, with some breciæ, or pudding-stone, composed of red granite, pebbles, quartz, &c. in a cement of clay and quartose matter.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • There was also a good deal of pudding-stone; but the bulk of the rock was this very hard, very flinty sandstone.

    A First Year in Canterbury Settlement

  • The rock of this hill is a fine pudding-stone, of flint, quartz, and red sand-stone; the only specimen of the kind I have met with in Nubia.

    Travels in Nubia

  • The break was chiefly composed of pudding-stone, interspersed with sandstone and schist, such as is most often met with between the coal veins.

    The Underground City

  • In course of time, periods of which include millions of years, these earths hardened in layers, and enclosed under a thick carapace of pudding-stone, schist, compact or friable sandstone, gravel and stones, the whole of the massive forests.

    The Underground City

  • Scattered over the bed of the upper ravine beyond the hollow, were carbonates of lime, ruddy brown and chocolate-hued, here a pudding-stone, there porous like basalt: the calcareous sulphates were both amorphous and crystalline, the latter affected by contact with plutonic matter.

    The Land of Midian

  • In dry seasons there is evidently none: the hills passed over this day were of a curious species of pudding-stone and freestone.

    Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales

  • We hugged the right side to avoid the rapid swirl; there was no backwater at the points, and hard work was required to prevent our being swept against the boulders of gneiss, schiste, and pudding-stone edging the shores and stretching into the stream.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Sometimes it looks like a matrix in which pudding-stone has been imbedded; it may be two or three lines in thickness and it does not colour the inside.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo


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