Terrane

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Terrane (Geol) A group of rocks having a common age or origin; -- nearly equivalent to formation, but used somewhat less comprehensively.
    • Terrane A region or limited area considered with reference to some special feature; as, the terrane of a river, that is, its drainage basin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n terrane See terrain.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. terrain, from L. terra, earth

Usage

In literature:

There were drive-units of a non-Terran type.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
They look something like an ancient Terran chimpanzee ... only with blue fur.
"Missing Link" by Frank Patrick Herbert
The procession halted, the soldier in charge raised his spear in salute to Eemakh, and the shaken Terran was assisted to dismount.
"A Transmutation of Muddles" by Horace Brown Fyfe
Remember the old Terran gag about the Brooklyn Bridge?
"Letter of the Law" by Alan Edward Nourse
Hawaii, with its beauty and its perfect climate, had been the obvious choice for the center of the Terran Empire.
"The Unnecessary Man" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The beast things which had lived in the dark of the desert world the Terrans' wandering galactic derelict had landed upon.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Terran years is what you mean!
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
Mentally you've always been more Sandeman than Terran anyway .
"Thakur-na" by Ann Wilson
Terran magic operates primarily through symbols, tools, and ceremony; ours operates through personal mana.
"Zeta Exchange" by Ann Wilson
But he spoke Terran clearly and well, and in every respect he was an intelligent, loyal, and likable creature.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
This letter was a Galactic imitation of a Terran business letter.
"A World by the Tale" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Exactly the same as though we were hauling a couple of fat Terran bankers.
"Before Egypt" by E. K. Jarvis
An alternative was the Terran's vessel.
"Rastignac the Devil" by Philip José Farmer
He had almost forgotten his Terran name.
"Bride of the Dark One" by Florence Verbell Brown
The rest of the Terrans in full battle armor lumbered along after them.
"Narakan Rifles, About Face!" by Jan Smith
The first Terran defense line is set up in northern Indiana.
"Deadly City" by Paul W. Fairman
By far the most valuable of the minerals and native metals that occur in the metamorphosed terranes is gold.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
To send an alien being down to take the place of the Terran they had stolen.
"The Sex Life of the Gods" by Michael Knerr
Why their ship looked like a Terran one.
"Potential Enemy" by Mack Reynolds
Our main problem is finding places for Terrans to live, in other systems.
"Tony and the Beetles" by Philip K. Dick
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In news:

Shibin Qiu, Terran Lane, Ljubomir Buturovic.
Terrane tile in polyurethane faux leather in Cinder by NappaTile, through Concertex, 201-654-6160.
Bill Resnick talks with Angela McWhinney, an organizer with We Are Oregon, and Terran Connolly, with Unsettle Portland.
Earlier this month Angela and Terran's organizations helped stand up to foreclosures with homeowners.
Brush junior Randy Baker takes it to the hoop against Wiggins Ryan Ernst (33) and Terran Freauff (11) during the Beetdiggers win in Wiggins on Wednesday, December 5.
Police arrested 18-year-old Terrane Dukes Wednesday evening.
Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Christina Luna breastfeeding in uniform .
Pictured from left to right are Branch Harper, Josh Rich, Dillon Elliott, Terran Sharpe and Matt Franklin.
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