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  • adjective geology Schistose.

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Examples

  • Here Simon Ford had lived with his family ten years, in a subterranean dwelling, hollowed out in the schistous mass, where formerly stood the powerful engines which worked the mechanical traction of the Dochart pit.

    The Underground City

  • The pillars sustaining the vaulted roofs, whose curves allowed of every style, the massive walls between the passages, the naves themselves in this layer of secondary formation, were composed of sandstone and schistous rocks.

    The Underground City

  • The old overman stepped forward, and himself felt the schistous rock.

    The Underground City

  • Here the plain with its tertiary deposits ended, and in its stead commenced the long series of schistous rocks wildly heaped up and twisted out of their stratification, by which the Tarn is hemmed in for seventy miles as the crow flies, and nearly twice that distance if the windings of the gorge be reckoned.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • And these prodigious slabs of gneiss now lay amidst schistous marl and calcareous rock.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • It stands upon a mass of schistous rock about fifty feet above the river.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • Here the lower formation was schistous, the upper calcareous.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • The first village I came to was Coupiac, lying in a deep hollow, from the bottom of which rose a rugged mass of schistous rock, with houses all about it, under the protecting shadow of a strong castle with high round towers in good preservation.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • Tarn forms here in consequence of the mass of schistous rock which obstructs its direct channel.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • But in the uplifting of this deposit, as it was inelastic, the strain split it in every direction, and down the rifts thus formed danced the torrents from higher granitic and schistous ranges, forming the gorges of the Tarn, the Ardêche, the Herault, the Gaves, and the Timée, in

    Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe

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