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
Two destroyers, Furor and Pluton, met their fate near the harbor.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The "Pluton" kept her engines going just long enough to drive her ashore under the Socapa cliffs.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Plutonic rocks, how formed, 161.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
The plutonic rocks may be treated of next in order, as they are most nearly allied to the volcanic class already considered.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
One of our huge shells fell midway of the Pluton, which at once went down with an awful plunge.
"The Story of American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Plutonic rocks do not present evidence of their precise geological age.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
A little examination of the material should tell, to even the novice, whether or not the substance is of plutonic origin.
"The Business of Mining" by Arthur J. Hoskin
Plutonic judges, Plutonic Tinville; encircled nine times with Styx and Lethe, with Fire-Phlegethon and Cocytus, named of Lamentation!
"Women of History" by Anonymous
Our phrase 'plutonic rock' would then have a very prosaic sense.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
When he rode out after luncheon to visit his farms, I would sit before him on his old horse Pluton.
"A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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