pluton

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pluton large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
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Usage

In literature:

These cliffs, I may remark, are basaltic, and therefore plutonic.
"The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle
As to flint, that would not be wanting in these regions of Plutonic origin.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
New Zealand is, in fact, a formation of recent plutonic origin.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
PLUTONIC THEORY, the theory that unstratifled rocks were formed by fusion in fire.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
That craft looks just like the 'Pluton.
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
Into this plutonic realm we plunged, and, after a scorching ride, reached the head of a pass which led straight down to the desert.
"Mr. Fortescue" by William Westall
The name Plutonic or Massive rocks is, however, now almost universally substituted for that of Primary.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
It is a vast Switzerland, an enormous Norway, where everything is the result of direct plutonic action.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
The names of the torpedo-boat destroyers were the Furor and the Pluton.
"Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain" by Prescott Holmes
Here, amid these Plutonic peaks, are the energies of volcanic action best studied.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
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