• Basaltic Columns
    Basaltic Columns
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj basaltic of or relating to or containing basalt "basaltic magma is fluid"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most common rock on Earth is basalt
    • a Basaltic Pertaining to basalt; formed of, or containing, basalt; as basaltic lava.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • basaltic Pertaining to basalt; formed of or containing basalt; of the nature of or resembling basalt: as, basaltic lava.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. basaltique,


In literature:

The fourth was backed by the basalt cliff.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Many varieties of stone were used, but the preference was given to basalt.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
The walls were smooth and appeared to be composed of a black, basaltic rock.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The base is a large platform of basalt, surrounded by a balustrade of iron, above which are five lanterns.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
It had been a great struggle even on the lower and more gradual slopes, for the basaltic rocks were barren, and broken, and slippery.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
It is of basalt, elaborately chiseled, measuring nine feet in diameter and three feet in height.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
At times is visible a beautiful waterfall, a palisade of wonderful basalt, and occasionally some island draped with verdure of many tints.
"The Beauties of the State of Washington" by Harry F. Giles
The material is gray, minutely cellular, basaltic rock.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
In Sona-Nyl there is no pain nor death, but who can tell what lies beyond the basalt pillars of the West?
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
On the north-west are several conical hills of basalt, which are surrounded by oases of fertile soil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various

In poetry:

I carve my defiant, raging pulse
In basalt rock on the Mount of Skulls,
My Christ, the poet I adored,
I sold you, Lord.
"Judas And Jesus" by Endre Ady
From all natures, sharp and slimy,
Salt and basalt, wild and tame,
Tree, and lichen, ape, sea-lion,
Bird and reptile be my game.
"Mithridates" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hard by a wall of basalt bars
The night came like a settling bird,
And here he wept and slept and stirred
Faintly beneath the turning stars.
"To His Love Instead Of A Promised Picture-Book" by Edward Powys Mathers
Long since, I lived in lordly porches fronting
With thronged, enormous pillars to the tide,
Where day as in basaltic caverns died
With seaward gleams along the columns shunting.
"Anterior Life (La Vie Anterieure)" by Clark Ashton Smith
And one, from his high bright window looking down
On luminous chasms that cleft the basalt town,
Hearing a sea-like murmur rise,
Desired to leave his dream, descend from the tower,
And drown in waves of shouts and laughter and cries.
"The House Of Dust: Part 01: 04:" by Conrad Potter Aiken
A wilderness of weird, fantastic shapes,
Of precipice and stern declivity;
Of dizzy heights, and towering minarets;
Colossal columns and basaltic spires
Which pointing heavenward, appeared to wave
In benediction o'er the depths beneath.
"Grandeur." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

The Bruins are now 4-4 on the season while Basalt fell to 3-5.
Basalt students charged in school pepper-spray case.
This week on BirdNote, how birds use basalt cliffs as shelter.
Basalt high school evacuated after pepper spray prank.
View full size Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on Aug 2 in Basalt, Colo.
Located in the Seattle area, the keynote feature of this residential outdoor kitchen is the four-inch thick basalt slabs, polished top with a natural crust front edge.
A brown trout finds the net on the Fryingpan River above Basalt.
The Giant's Causeway, at the foot of basalt cliffs in Northern Ireland, is made up of 40,000 black basalt columns jutting out of the ocean.
Basalt High Art Show runs through Friday.
BASALT — The annual Basalt High School Art Show will take place from noon to 8 pm at the school Thursday and Friday.
Basalt High schoolers' plan to beat, kidnap, starve teen breaks on Columbine anniversary.
The new Roaring Fork Whole Foods Market at Willits Town Center in Basalt has named LIFT-UP as the recipient of its first Community Giving Day.
Deccan Traps flood basalts as seen by satellite from space.
Police chief's fate could land in lap of Basalt Town Council.
The Park Bench is located in that low-slung, red-trimmed basalt structure just off the road that links Manito's duck pond to the rose gardens.

In science:

Herndon, J. M., Nuclear georeactor origin of oceanic basalt 3He/4He, evidence, and implications”, Proc.
Nature of Planetary Matter and Magnetic Field Generation in the Solar System
To lift up arbitrary masses, like basalt stones, may sound as a waste of energy, however it should again be pointed out that of course a great part of the energy is regained in the process of converting the corresponding potential energy into electrical energy.
Storing unsteady energy, like photovoltaically generated electric energy, as potential energy
Such a model accounts for the basaltic maria which face the Earth, and the aluminum-rich highlands on the Moon’s far side, and for a 2 km offset between the observed center of mass and center of figure for the Moon.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
We have also added an equation of state to model the basalt and iron material in planetary cores (Tillotson 1962).
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
We often meet in very nice places to search out new lattices, such as the marble/basalt arrays here in the Azores or the environment shown in Figure 7 from the 2004 meeting in this series.
So you want to be a lattice theorist?