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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In geology, a marble composed almost entirely of two or more species of Paludina, and forming thin beds intercalated in the so-called Wealden clay (see Wealden) in Kent and Sussex, England: it was formerly used to considerable extent, especially in ecclesiastical buildings, for slender shafts to support the triforia, as at Canterbury and Chichester.


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