Syenitic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Syenitic Relating to Syene; as, Syenitic inscriptions.
    • Syenitic Relating to, or like, syenite; as, syenitic granite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • syenitic Containing syenite; resembling syenite, or possessing some of its properties. Also sienitic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Syenitic relating to Syene in Egypt: pertaining to syenite
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also sienitic,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Gr. Syēnē, Syene in Egypt.

Usage

In literature:

Conspicuous among the trees, for its gigantic size, and bark coloured exactly like Egyptian syenite, is the burly Baobab.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
Traces of the force of the torrent are seen in the syenite and basalt boulders which encumber the course.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
They consist of fragments of granite, syenite and greenstone, as well as of Devonian and Silurian rocks, some of them of large size.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
Granite Point exhibits trap dykes in syenite.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The rock was syenite, so weathered as to resemble sandstone.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
The castle stands upon the summit of a small hill of syenitic rock.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The rocks are still syenite.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
The material employed was limestone cased with syenite (granite from Syene), and the internal passages were lined with granite.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
At Assuan (Syene) the well-known syenite of Werner occurs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
The beach here was strewed with fragments of dark-red sandstone, white sandstone, white compact limestone, and a few pieces of syenite.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
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