Quartz-rock

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Quartz-rock a common rock, usually white, gray, or rusty in colour, and composed of an aggregate of quartz-grains welded together
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. quarz.

Usage

In literature:

There is no flint to make celts, but quartz and rocks having a slaty cleavage are abundant.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
The tiny, sea-broken pebbles were ordinary quartz and granite rock.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Quite small mineral pigment mortar of quartz rock.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
The name "quartz mining" seemed misleading, for the wash from the crushed rock was distinctly blue.
"Forty-one Thieves" by Angelo Hall
There is very little quartz mining, or crushing of rocks, as is practised in many sections of California.
"Klondike Nuggets" by E. S. Ellis
The bright orb sinks behind us, and the quartz rock saddens into a sombre hue.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The rock, which had been sandstone hitherto, changes its nature at the second cataract to granite and quartz.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
The chief sand-forming rocks are quartz and granite.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
What makes it more strange is that it should be in a vein of fine quartz rock.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
They are nothing but quartz rock.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
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In poetry:

Loam-humps, he says, moles shunt
up from delved worm-haunt;
blue fur, moles have; hefting chalk-hulled flint
he with rock splits open
knobbed quartz; flayed colors ripen
rich, brown, sudden in sunlight.
"Ode For Ted" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Here Ivan Faggins, 12, studies the properties of a quartz rock Monday morning during the camp.
Atlantic Media's Quartz aims to rock business journalism.
Could it be that one of the world's most common rock-forming minerals, quartz , will become the latest symbol of the difficulties America faces when it attempts to impose its will upon other nations.
Snow Quartz , Meteor Rock And Tolland's Highest Point.
Silestone's new volcano texture quartz surfacing has an orange-peel texture that resembles molten rock.
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