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- adj. Pertaining to or resembling shale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling shale in structure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, containing, or of the nature of shale; resembling shale: as, a shaly soil.
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The struggling line along the bank swayed back and forth, and finally a handful of surviving gorilla-men broke away and leaped down through the shaly gravel to the path below.
The photo of people on a shaly-slaty slope reminds me of similar trilobite expeditions maybe the rocks always look the same.
The soils formed in materials weathered from shale, shaly limestone, and clayey sediments, and tend to be deep, acidic, moderately well-drained, and slowly permeable.
The rain had wetted the shaly surface of the incline.
I immediately recognized the gray fluffy layer on the bottom of the photograph as Upper Kirtland formation, a shaly layer dating from the very end of the Cretaceous period.
It would be dangerous enough, for both sides were nearly perpendicular and consisted of rough, shaly rock.
Lopez and St. Catherine, and the fringing ranges of Mayumba-land, a blue line of heights based upon gently rising banks, ruddy and white, probably of shaly clay.
However, some of the hills here and mountains are made of a type of shaly (ph) rock, and it's quite easy to make caves in those mountains.
A great slab of shaly slate projected so that he had
The loose shaly stones gave way with a rush beneath him.