from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or consisting of trachyte.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling, trachyte.
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- adjective of or relating to
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One is overwhelmed by the contemplation of these innumerable sculptures, worked with delicacy and artistic feeling in a hard, intractable, trachytic rock, and all found in one tropical island.
AN unfathomable gulf twenty-five miles long, and twenty miles broad was produced, but long before historic times, by the falling in of caverns among the trachytic lavas of the center of the island.
Its double cone forms the limit of a trachytic belt which stands out distinctly in the mountain system of the island.
It may easily be conceived what vast quantities of elastic gases, what masses of molten matter accumulated beneath its solid surface whilst no exit was practicable after the cooling of the trachytic crust.
This central mass consists principally of a greyish trachytic porphyry, in some places rich in veins of silver-ore.
Mexico -- the concretionary silex of the trachytic lavas.
Leucogæi, and is the result of the metamorphosis of the trachytic tufa by the chemical action of the gases that rise up through the fumaroles, a very fine variety of porcelain -- known to collectors as
From Le Beage the trachytic mountain of +Mezenc+ (pronounce Mezing) is visited.
Crossing some cultivated fields, a bold eminence of trachytic tufa, covered with scanty grass and tufts of brushwood, rises between you and the sea, forming part of a range of low hills, which evidently mark the ancient coast-line.
About here, some of the trachytic porphyry which forms the substance of the hills had happened to have cooled, under suitable conditions, from the molten state into a sort of slag or volcanic glass, which is the obsidian in question; and, in places, this vitreous lava -- from one layer having flowed over another which was already cool -- was regularly stratified.