Massive rock

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Massive rock (Geol) a compact crystalline rock not distinctly schistose, as granite; also, with some authors, an eruptive rock.
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Usage

In literature:

It was of massive rock and stone, sixty or more feet in length and almost as broad.
"Up the Forked River" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Salem Rock pulled out a massive silver watch and looked at it.
"Mrs. Tree" by Laura E. Richards
Now, under the massive rock, Alexis stirred.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
Each log or upright beam of the beacon was to be fixed to the rock by two strong and massive bats or stanchions of iron.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Gentle breezes of sweetness; blue seas, massive rocks; and storms too.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
It is a massive rock-bastion built as high as its support.
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
At Castle Rock the whole formation is like that of a massive fortification.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
I can see the bold outline of that rude, massive building on a rock frowning on the lake below.
"Tales of the Wonder Club" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
It would have been impossible to place upon it a massive structure of rock or concrete.
"The Panama Canal" by J. Saxon Mills
A massive breaker crashed against the rocks at the north end of the shore, sending ice-flecked spray upward into the morning mist.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Dick Clark, a television host who sold rock-and-roll to America on "American Bandstand" and counted down the new year with millions of TV viewers, died after a massive heart attack.
Dick Clark, a television host who sold rock-and-roll to America on "American Bandstand " and counted down the new year with millions of TV viewers, died after a massive heart attack.
The break led to a massive shower of rocks and water, which caused damage to nearby cars, but some say it could have been a lot worse.
Her feet flail as she slides back and forth in a massive wooden rocking chair.
And unlike visual artists, who can vie for grants from the Black Rock Arts Foundation to fund their massive sculptures, Burning Man musicians don't get paid.
On Thursday evening Arabs launched a massive rock attack on Israeli cars driving on Highway 60, near Ofra.
Jaime sports a massive rock.
Massive 6.4 quake rocks Indonesia's Sumatra Island.
Spotlights shined on a stage that seemed set for a massive rock concert.
Jackson Browne easily owns a massive venue like Red Rocks, but it's always a treat to hear the iconic singer-songwriter play a more intimate stage, as he'll do Wednesday at the Paramount Theatre.
Massive gas explosion rocks Ohio countryside.
Massive gas explosion rocks Ohio countryside .
40am, a massive freak explosion rocked the area, destroying property and injuring 18 people.
Earlier this evening in Springfield, Massachusetts, at roughly 4:20 PM, a gas leak was reported 40 minutes later, a massive freak explosion rocked the area, destroying property and injuring 18 people.
Legendary hard rock band Black Sabbath is reuniting to record its first studio album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, and will support it with a massive 2012 tour.
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In science:

Such a scaling in the mass distribution of exoplanets is expected in the core-accretion scenario of planet formation since more massive stars probably have more massive disks, which make it possible to accrete larger amounts of rock, ice and gas.
Planets around evolved intermediate-mass stars. I. Two substellar companions in the open clusters NGC 2423 and NGC 4349
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