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  • n. Plural form of serpentine.


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  • Contrary to what the phrase conjures up, oil plumes are not black serpentines.

    What the Spill Will Kill

  • But I was determined, so I kept him walking and trotting and doing circles and figure eights and serpentines not easy in this pen and so he had to think and pay attention to me instead of the wind.

    In Gordath Wood: Writer Patrice Sarath » A Frisbee in the wind

  • The hay truck came in while I was riding so Ann, the instructor, had me keep Frisbee focused on me with serpentines, halts, transitions, etc., all at the walk.

    In Gordath Wood: Writer Patrice Sarath » Riding lessons

  • I had to ride whisper-soft through the serpentines and changes, so I did.

    Yatima » 2009 » August

  • Mesozoic dolomite and limestone predominate; other important substrates are sandstone and marl, the oldest crystalline metamorphic (i.e. quartzite and schist), and ultrabasic serpentines (Smolikas range).

    Pindus Mountains mixed forests

  • And when a camera in the flies took a live video shot of the dancers that was projected on a back screen she understood, you all did, how a crowd is reconfigured, teased into methodical geometry, into slipknots and serpentines.


  • It was a heart-shaking thing to see, bursts and serpentines of color, a power in the earth, and she pulled at my sweater and looked at me.


  • It has been suggested that the ultrabasic rocks, containing olivine, magnesium-rich pyroxenes, and amphiboles are first altered by hydrothermal processes to form the serpentine minerals; in a later metamorphic event, the serpentines are partially redissolved and crystallized as chrysotile fibers.

    Geology of asbestos

  • The more interior mountains of the group are mainly from early Paleozoic sedimentary and metamorphic rock including schists, gneisses, marbles and serpentines.

    Central American montane forests

  • Chrysotile fibers are found as veins in serpentines, in serpentinized ultramafic rocks, and in serpentinized dolomitic marbles.

    Geology of asbestos


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