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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In geology, a mound-like aggregation of limestone occurring intercalated in rock strata and known to be the result of organic growth on coral or coralline reefs. Such accumulations are found in many formations, in the Upper Silurian of Sweden (where they are known as Klinte), in rocks of the same age in New York, in the Carboniferous limestone of England, and in the Jurassic rocks of France and the Jura.


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