Slate rocks


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Slate rocks (Min) rocks which split into thin laminæ, not necessarily parallel to the stratification; foliated rocks.
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In literature:

The Turon, always steep-banked, rocky in places, ran here under an awful high bluff of slate rock.
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
I saw you in Ireland piling slates against a rock just in this way.
"Madam How and Lady Why or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children" by Charles Kingsley
The walls of its tributary canyons are remarkably jagged and high, cut in a red variegated rock, probably slate.
"Travels in Alaska" by John Muir
Granite, porphyry, and slate are the prevailing rocks.
"Journals of Australian Explorations" by A C and F T Gregory
Granular quartz-rock of several varieties: and indistinct specimens of a rock approaching to talc-slate.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
The cove was a half-circle of pebble beach, washed by the ripples of a slowly rising tide, with a wall of gray slate rock at the back.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, May, 1878, No. 7." by Various
The Catoctin Belt itself may be described as a broad area of igneous rocks bordered by two lines of Lower Cambrian sandstones and slates.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
Rocks, and even mountains, are sometimes made of slate.
"Chambers's Elementary Science Readers" by Various
The basis of these heights is a dark slate rock, of which most of the buildings in the town are constructed.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
He knew the slate rock; he saw the broken natural stairs.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
The rocks are generally volcanic products, with much slate, which is extensively quarried.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The first three strata of rock are usually slate, sandstone, and soapstone.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
On walking down the valley one may sometimes see the junction of the tuff with the slate-rock which enfolds it.
"Volcanoes: Past and Present" by Edward Hull
These colours were caused by the iron in the rocks acting upon the slate, which was there abundant.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
Veins of white quartz, four or five feet in width, are found running through the slate rock.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Limestone and slate are quarried at Rock Mart, Polk county, and there are cement quarries at Cement, near Kingston, Bartow county.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 7" by Various
Nearer, the slate roof of the Gleckstein on its spur of rock was still visible.
"Leaves in the Wind" by A. G. Gardiner
I have before observed that the strata of the slate rocks, in the Strait, dip to the S.E.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
Along some of the rivers, already described, may be seen some fine slate rocks.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson
Little rocks and boulders, little chunks of slate, make the coal man's fortune something fierce and great.
"Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]" by Walt Mason

In news:

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