brecciate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v brecciate break into breccia "brecciate rock"
    • v brecciate form into breccia "brecciated rock"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • brecciate To break or shatter (the solid rock): a process common in the faulting and folding of strata. It is one of the methods of origin of the rock known as breccia.
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Usage

In literature:

I'll be bound that if we went down there we should find 'pipes' of soapy brecciated rock.
"King Solomon's Mines" by H. Rider Haggard
It is in this gray brecciated quartz that the beryls are found.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
And with this explanation, most people, looking at a brecciated agate, or brecciated anything, seem to be satisfied.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Very often displacement of the walls again takes place, and the infilling or "veinstone" is torn apart and brecciated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
This quartzite is said to be brecciated.
"The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin" by Rollin D. Salisbury
S., good sections of these old brecciated alluvia occur.
"Early Days in North Queensland" by Edward Palmer
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In news:

Dominique Simillox-Tohon points out the carbonate and brecciated limestone clasts.
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In science:

Even if the relatively small spots were only dark, and not wet (i.e., dark dolerite blocks, or a brecciated basalt), their uniqueness in the otherwise white & tan outcrop would have drawn our immediate attention.
Field Geology with a Wearable Computer: First Results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
Even if the relatively small spots were only dark, and not wet (i.e., dark dolerite blocks, or a brecciated basalt), their uniqueness in the otherwise white & tan outcrop would have drawn our immediate attention.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
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