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  • n. The border of an igneous mass, usually characterized by a finer grain or glassy texture which is produced by the chilling of the molten rock by the cold country rock.

Etymologies

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From German, from Middle High German selbende, selpende, from selp ("self") (from Old High German selb) + ende ("end") (from Old High German enti)

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