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- adj. scoriaceous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Scoriaceous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drossy; recrementitious.
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Below the Piton, lichens begin to cover the scorious and lustrous lava: a violet, * akin to the Viola decumbens, rises on the slope of the volcano at 1740 toises of height; it takes the lead not only of the other herbaceous plants, but even of the gramina, which, in the Alps and on the ridge of the Cordilleras, form close neighbourhood with the plants of the family of the cryptogamia.
Below the Piton, lichens begin to cover the scorious and lustrous lava: a violet, * (* Viola cheiranthifolia.) akin to the
These debris form a wall of scorious rock, which stretches into the midst of the loose ashes.
Towards the south-west the enclosure is considerably sunk and an enormous mass of scorious lava seems glued to the extremity of the brink.