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  • n. Plural form of substratum.


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  • Moreover, the two very compact mortar layers we found underneath the erosion layers on top and in between several enormous rubble blocks could be identified as the substrata of the original floor level, similar to those of dining Room XXII.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Urban Mansion Report 2

  • More important is what kind of substrata you are built on.

    Lake Chapala Geology

  • Tell me, Moisheh, how many "Red Necked Americans" spewing anti-semitic filth have you encountered in your town or travels that are of sufficient number to warrant your disparaging an entire substrata of U.S. culture so heedlessly.

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  • It is this emotional honesty that Freud painstakingly strives for in his work, slowly building a relationship with his sitter, searching with each layer of paint for a deeper understanding and more real representation of his subject -- not just the fleshy corporal outer shell that he depicts so masterfully, but also the complex underlying substrata and depth.

    Jane Chafin: Lucian Freud: Man With a Blue Scarf by Martin Gayford

  • The political obsession with green jobs is particularly odd given that it comes while the nation is experiencing a real--not hypothesized--revolution in "brown" energy in the form of hydraulic fracking, a technology that allows access to natural gas in previously difficult to exploit substrata.

    The Green Jobs Myth

  • But Blair's idea of Labour had nothing to do with the substrata of socialism embedded in Gordon Brown.

    Tony Blair: He can still make us believe ? and then, pages later, feel sick

  • But if we scrape away the concrete of media truisms, we may reach substrata where some poets have dug.

    Norman Solomon: Why Are We Still at War?

  • There's a very radical substrata that if you will just a few of the intelligence services have because there's so much, sort of obscuring the real radicals behind this.

    CNN Transcript Dec 26, 2009

  • Unlike the other movies dubbed "controversial" (Fahrenheit 9-11, The Passion, Munich, Syriana), it doesn't play to a particular constituency or polarized culture bloc, it's working on a deeper, Edger Allen Poe-ish witch's brew substrata of pop myth.

    The Red and the Black: James Wolcott

  • Grande Terre island is one of the most biodiverse islands for this taxonomic group, with species found only in ultrabasic substrata and others only in some short, oxygenated rivers of the north.

    Biological diversity in New Caledonia


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