arenaceous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj arenaceous resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas "arenaceous limestone","arenaceous grasses"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Arenaceous Sandy or consisting largely of sand; of the nature of sand; easily disintegrating into sand; friable; as, arenaceous limestone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • arenaceous Sandy; abounding in sand; having the properties of sand.
    • arenaceous Figuratively, dry; arid.
    • arenaceous Composed largely of sand or sandy particles. In geology, applied to rocks: as, arenaceous limestone. A rock is said to be arenaceous when it contains a considerable amount of quartz-sand, or is largely made up of sandy particles.
    • arenaceous In zoology, specifically applied to those Foraminifera whose membranous case becomes hardened by the attachment of foreign substances, as particles of sand or shelly matters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Arenaceous sandy: dry:
    • adj Arenaceous (geol.) applied to rocks composed entirely or largely of grains of quartz
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. arenaceus, fr. arena, sand
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. arēna, sand.

Usage

In literature:

Many of the cliffs were composed of a light-coloured marl; but the formation is chiefly old arenaceous rocks.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
Fossil shells, Pterocles, found in arenaceous limestone (Durand).
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
I found myself when I entered in a gloomy chamber hewn out of a brown arenaceous clay.
"Roman Mosaics" by Hugh Macmillan
Probably nine tenths of all the coast lines of the open ocean are formed of arenaceous material.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The Arabs say that, once "submerged" beneath the arenaceous "flood", a man loses the power to extricate himself.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
There is an arenaceous quality in the style which makes progress wearisome.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
The Arabs say that, once "submerged" beneath the arenaceous "flood," a man loses the power to extricate himself.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
ARENACEOUS ROCKS include all sediments in which quartz sand is the most important constituent.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Arenaceous rocks described, 11.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Such are the cotton-wood and the beech-grape, species which are usually confined to the arenaceous alluvions of valleys.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
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In news:

Put back the wreaths taken from Arenac County cemetery gate.
Two Standish employees fired this month for misappropriating city funds are scheduled to appear in Arenac County District Court starting Monday.
Arenac County Circuit Court Landowners say contract was terminable at any time, but case settles.
Escaped prisoner in Arenac County still on the loose.
Arenac Eastern quarterback Graham Morgan uses a stiff-arm to avoid getting tackled by an Atlanta defender.
TWINING — Arenac Eastern High School's football team added to the school's homecoming fun as the Eagles claimed a 32-22 win over Atlanta Friday, Oct 2.
Program Arenac County ranked number two in the state.
STANDISH — Tuesday, March 11 was the filing deadline for the Aug 3 Arenac County primary ballot.
AuGRES-SIMS — Arenac Eastern put AuGres-Sims in a big hole Tuesday, but the Wolverines came back from the brink of being swept by the Eagles to steal a five-game North Star League victory.
ARENAC COUNTY — If the county-wide road construction millage is passed in November, the Arenac County Road Commission (ACRC) won't be guessing as to where the funds will be spent.
ARENAC COUNTY — Arenac County Bikers 4 Kids are hosting a Texas Hold 'em tournament to raise funds for area children and give card players a chance to win some serious cash.
Arenac Eastern 12-20, Akron-Fairgrove 0-0.
Akron-Fairgrove 14-12, Arenac Eastern 11-7.
ARENAC COUNTY — The Aug 14 filing deadline for village and school board positions for the November election has passed, and with it the races for those positions are becoming clear.
ATLANTA — Arenac Eastern's long trip to Atlanta on Friday probably didn't feel quite as long as the trip back after the Eagles fell 47-0 to their hosts as the Huskies celebrated homecoming.
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