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  • adj. Alternative form of syenitic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See syenitic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See syenitic.


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  • The geological formation at the site is sienitic gneiss.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887

  • The general character of the rock here is sienitic; but, besides this peculiar quality of feldspar, the hornblende appears as actinolite, (ray-stone,) so called from the form of its crystallization; while the quartz element is faintly present, or appears in separate masses.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • They are generally trap-rock, embracing the varieties of gray, porphyritic, hornblendic, sienitic, and amygdaloidal trap, and appear to have had no labor expended upon them except the chiseling of a groove around the middle for the purpose of attaching a withe to serve as a handle.

    Ancient Mining on the Shores of Lake Superior

  • This is said to be the rockiest shore in Massachusetts, from Nantasket to Scituate, -- hard sienitic rocks, which the waves have laid bare, but have not been able to crumble.

    Cape Cod

  • The summit rock was gneiss, succeeded by sienitic gneiss.

    The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson


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