Chalk formation


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chalk formation See Cretaceous formation, under Cretaceous.
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And, in the East, chalk has its share in the formation of some of the most venerable of mountain ranges, such as the Lebanon.
"Autobiography and Selected Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Large quantities of peat and the white stone quarries in the chalk formations, next arrested our attention.
"The Youthful Wanderer" by George H. Heffner
Its fir-trees are characteristic of the sandstone formation which here succeeds the chalk.
"Seaward Sussex" by Edric Holmes
The formation which in Europe contains white chalk as one of its most conspicuous members.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
And, in the East, chalk has its share in the formation of some of the most venerable of mountain ranges, such as the Lebanon.
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
The whole field of the Somme is chalk hill and downland, like similar formations in England.
"The Old Front Line" by John Masefield
I refer to the chalk formation, in which large quantities of water are held in store.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The ground rises gently, the chalk formation being exposed here and there in disused pits.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
Again, in the Hampshire Basin and Isle of Wight, Eocene and Oligocene formations rest upon the Chalk.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
The earliest attempts at subdivision of the Chalk formation initiated by Wm.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
The formation is chiefly chalk, sandstones, clays, limestone, etc.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
The space left blank is occupied by secondary formations from the Devonian or old red sandstone to the chalk inclusive.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
The soil was of that curious coffee colour so inseparable from the chalk formation.
"A Book of Ghosts" by Sabine Baring-Gould
Thus, in so far as all high forms of life are concerned, this new chalk-formation must be a blank.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
Lime is obtained from the Chalk and Greensand formations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
I think there can be no doubt as to the origin of the formation of this chalk hill, viz.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson
The Chalk formation, about equal in breadth to the three preceding, extends from Burgh across the Humber.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various