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tufa (Also tufas) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to tufa

hornfels

  • noun a fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the action of heat on clay rocks
    hornstone.

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slate

  • noun (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
  • noun thin layers of rock used for roofing
    slating.

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marlstone

  • noun metamorphic rock with approximately the same composition as marl
    marlite.

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partial

  • noun the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
    partial derivative.
  • noun a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
    partial tone; overtone.

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stoner

  • noun an attacker who pelts the victim with stones (especially with intent to kill)
    lapidator.
  • adjective satellite of any of various dull tannish or grey colors
    stone.

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valley

  • noun a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
    vale.

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volcanic_glass

  • noun a kind of natural glass produced when molten lava cools very rapidly

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porphyritic

  • adjective (of rocks) consisting of porphyry or containing large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals

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argillite

  • noun a sedimentary rock differing from shale in being bound by silica and from slate in having no slate cleavages

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fluvial

  • adjective of or relating to or happening in a river
    • fluvial deposits

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spring

  • noun the season of growth
    springtime.
    • the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring
    • he will hold office until the spring of next year
  • noun a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed
    • the spring was broken

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sima

  • noun rock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and magnesium

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volcanic

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes
    • volcanic steam
    • volcanic islands such as Iceland
    • a volcanic cone is a conical mountain or hill built up of material from volcanic eruptions
  • adjective satellite explosively unstable
    • a volcanic temper

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marlite

  • noun metamorphic rock with approximately the same composition as marl
    marlstone.

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tripoli

  • noun a weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing
    rottenstone.
  • noun the capital and chief port and largest city of Libya; in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC
    Tarabulus Al-Gharb; capital of Libya.

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southwestern

  • adjective satellite situated in or oriented toward the southwest
    southwesterly; southwest.
  • noun a dialect of Middle English
    West Saxon.

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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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bryophyte

  • noun any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta
    nonvascular plant.

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rudaceous_rock

  • noun a sedimentary rock formed of coarse-grained material

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nevada

  • noun a state in the southwestern United States
    Silver State; Battle Born State; NV; Sagebrush State.

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lapidation

  • noun the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death)
    stoning.

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pentcost

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batholite

  • noun large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
    plutonic rock; pluton; batholith.

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planter

  • noun the owner or manager of a plantation
    plantation owner.
  • noun a worker who puts or sets seeds or seedlings into the ground

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trona

(Chem. & Min.) A native double salt, consisting of a combination of neutral and acid sodium carbonate, Na2CO3.2HNaCO3.2H2O, occurring as a white crystalline fibrous deposit from certain soda brine springs and lakes; -- called also urao, and by the ancients nitrum.

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similar

  • adjective marked by correspondence or resemblance
    • similar food at similar prices
    • problems similar to mine
    • they wore similar coats
  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    alike; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste

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verde_antique

  • noun a dark green impure marble
    verd antique.

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arenaceous

  • adjective resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas
    sandlike; sandy.
    • arenaceous limestone
    • arenaceous grasses

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metamorphic

  • adjective of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks)
    metamorphous.
    • metamorphic stage
    • marble is a metamorphic rock that takes a high polish
  • adjective characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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batholith

  • noun large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
    plutonic rock; batholite; pluton.

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environment

  • noun the totality of surrounding conditions
    • he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room
  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    surroundings; environs; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround

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source

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; root; beginning; rootage.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
  • noun a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    • the reporter had two sources for the story

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absence

  • noun the state of being absent
    • he was surprised by the absence of any explanation
  • noun failure to be present

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mpumalanga

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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reason

  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    ground.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • noun an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
    • the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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extensive

  • adjective satellite large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
    extended.
    • an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England
    • extended farm lands
    • surgeons with extended experience
    • they suffered extensive damage
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    wide; across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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gravel

  • noun rock fragments and pebbles
    crushed rock.
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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lake

  • noun a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  • noun a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

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quartzite

  • noun hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals

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ideal

  • noun the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; saint; nonpareil.

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kingdom

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    land; realm.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun a country with a king as head of state

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apron

  • noun a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
  • noun (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green

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australia

  • noun a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
    Commonwealth of Australia.
  • noun the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

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dominant

  • noun (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  • noun an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
    dominant allele.

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garden

  • noun a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
  • noun the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden

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rudaceous

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hot_spring

  • noun a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above
    thermal spring.

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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sial

  • noun the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and aluminum

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crushed

  • adjective satellite treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
    • crushed velvet
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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solubility

  • noun the quantity of a particular substance that can dissolve in a particular solvent (yielding a saturated solution)
  • noun the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it possible to solve
    solvability.

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calc-tufa

  • noun a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime
    tufa.

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allen

  • noun United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
    Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen; Gracie Allen; Gracie.
  • noun United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
    Woody Allen; Allen Stewart Konigsberg.

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dock

  • noun an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  • noun any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
    sorrel; sour grass.

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hornstone

  • noun a fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the action of heat on clay rocks
    hornfels.

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verd

(Eng. Forest Law) (a) The privilege of cutting green wood within a forest for fuel. (b) The right of pasturing animals in a forest. Burrill.

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fiorite

(Min.) A variety of opal occuring in the cavities of volcanic tufa, in smooth and shining globular and botryoidal masses, having a pearly luster; -- so called from Fiora, in Ischia.

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pinnacle

  • noun (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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emergence

  • noun the gradual beginning or coming forth
    outgrowth; growth.
    • figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece
  • noun the becoming visible
    egress; issue.
    • not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins

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biofilm

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precipitation

  • noun the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time
    • the storm brought several inches of precipitation
  • noun the process of forming a chemical precipitate

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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alpine

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of alps
    • alpine sports
  • adjective relating to the Alps and their inhabitants
    • Alpine countries, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Germany

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speleothem

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volcanic_rock

  • noun extrusive igneous rock solidified near or on the surface of the Earth

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bank_gravel

  • noun gravel as found in natural deposits
    pit run; pit-run gravel.

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igneous

  • adjective produced under conditions involving intense heat; especially from molten magma"
    pyrogenous; pyrogenic.
    • igneous rock is rock formed by solidification from a molten state
    • igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone
    • pyrogenic strata
  • adjective produced by the action of fire or intense heat
    eruptive.
    • rocks formed by igneous agents

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sedimentary

  • adjective resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment
    • sedimentary deposits
  • adjective produced by the action of water
    aqueous.

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stoning

  • noun the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death)
    lapidation.
  • verb kill by throwing stones at
    lapidate; stone.
    • People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock

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pillow_lava

  • noun lava that hardened in rounded shapes suggestive of pillows; believed to result from underwater eruptions

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greisen

  • noun a granitic rock composed of quartz and mica

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croatia

  • noun a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991
    Hrvatska; Republic of Croatia.

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mesophilic

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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pco2

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pumice_stone

  • noun a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive
    pumice.

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pudding_stone

  • noun a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
    conglomerate.

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antique

  • noun an elderly man
    old geezer; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.
  • noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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province

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    state.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the proper sphere or extent of your activities
    responsibility.
    • it was his province to take care of himself

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occurrence

  • noun an event that happens
    occurrent; natural event; happening.
  • noun an instance of something occurring
    • a disease of frequent occurrence
    • the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets

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habitat

  • noun the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
    home ground.
    • a marine habitat
    • he felt safe on his home grounds

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emery_rock

  • noun a mixture of emery dust and a binder; can be molded into grindstones
    emery stone.

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rottenstone

  • noun a weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing
    tripoli.

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porous

  • adjective satellite able to absorb fluids
    • the partly porous walls of our digestive system
    • compacting the soil to make it less porous
  • adjective full of pores or vessels or holes
    poriferous.

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national

  • noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation
    subject.
    • a monarch has a duty to his subjects
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
    • national hero
    • national anthem
    • a national landmark

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verd_antique

  • noun a dark green impure marble
    verde antique.

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plitvice

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variety

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; motley; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun noticeable heterogeneity
    diversity; diverseness; multifariousness.
    • a diversity of possibilities
    • the range and variety of his work is amazing

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sinter

  • verb cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting

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supersaturation

The operation of supersaturating, or the state of being supersaturated.

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claystone

  • noun fine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles

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tufaceous

(Min.) Pertaining to tufa; consisting of, or resembling, tufa.

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pluton

  • noun large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
    plutonic rock; batholite; batholith.

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polymorph

  • noun an organism that can assume more than one adult form as in the castes of ants or termites

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co2

  • noun a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
    carbon dioxide; carbonic acid gas.

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leaf

  • noun the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
    foliage; leafage.
  • noun a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
    folio.

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matrix

  • noun (mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns; treated as a single element and manipulated according to rules
  • noun (geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded

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plutonic_rock

  • noun large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
    batholite; pluton; batholith.

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pedley

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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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stromatolites

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lapidator

  • noun an attacker who pelts the victim with stones (especially with intent to kill)
    stoner.

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increase

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; gain.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun a change resulting in an increase
    • the increase is scheduled for next month

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etymology

  • noun a history of a word
  • noun the study of the sources and development of words

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experiment

  • noun the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
    experimentation.
  • noun the testing of an idea
    experimentation.
    • it was an experiment in living
    • not all experimentation is done in laboratories

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schist

  • noun any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

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periphery

  • noun the outside boundary or surface of something
    outer boundary; fringe.

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fossil

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    fogey; dodo; fogy.
  • noun the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

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shingle

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shake.
  • noun coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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calcite

  • noun a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone

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lime

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydroxide; calcium hydrate; caustic lime; slaked lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate.
  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; unslaked lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.

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aplite

  • noun light-colored and fine-grained granitic rock consisting chiefly of quartz and feldspars

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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tuff

  • noun hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash
    tufa.

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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loire_valley

  • noun the valley of the Loire River where many French wines originated

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alkaline

  • adjective relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
    alkalic.
    • alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone

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porphyry

  • noun any igneous rock with crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals
    porphyritic rock.

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component

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; part; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton

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metal

  • noun any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    metallic element.
  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    alloy.
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

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conglomerate

  • noun a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
    pudding stone.
  • noun a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    empire.

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pressure

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; force per unit area.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
  • noun a force that compels
    • the public brought pressure to bear on the government

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deposition

  • noun the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
    deposit.
  • noun (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office

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osteocolla

A kind of glue obtained from bones. Ure.

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california

  • noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
    CA; Calif.; Golden State.

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armenia

  • noun a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
    Hayastan; Republic of Armenia.

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dolomite

  • noun a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
  • noun a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer
    bitter spar.

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calcareous

  • adjective composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
    chalky.

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artik

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south_africa

  • noun a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
    Republic of South Africa.

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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emery_stone

  • noun a mixture of emery dust and a binder; can be molded into grindstones
    emery rock.

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igneous_rock

  • noun rock formed by the solidification of molten magma

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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interaction

  • noun a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
  • noun (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons
    fundamental interaction.

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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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western_australia

  • noun a state containing the western third of Australia

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column

  • noun a line of units following one after another
  • noun a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
    chromatography column.

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mono

  • noun an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
    infectious mononucleosis; kissing disease; glandular fever; mononucleosis.
  • adjective satellite designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel
    monophonic; single-channel.

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metre

  • noun the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
    m; meter.
  • noun (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    beat; cadence; meter; measure.

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châteaux

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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hypertufa

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blyde

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pudding

  • noun any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes
    • corn pudding
  • noun (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
    pud.

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soda

  • noun a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper
    sodium carbonate; sal soda; washing soda; soda ash.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    tonic; soda pop; soda water; pop.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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diatom

  • noun microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica

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tuffeau

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sedimentary_rock

  • noun rock formed from consolidated clay sediments

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pillow

  • noun a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
  • verb rest on or as if on a pillow
    rest.
    • pillow your head

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road

  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    route.
  • noun a way or means to achieve something
    • the road to fame

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bath

  • noun a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it)
    • she soaked the etching in an acid bath
  • noun you soak and wash your body in a bathtub
    • he has a good bath every morning

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mixture

  • noun (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
  • noun any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
    concoction; intermixture.
    • he volunteered to taste her latest concoction
    • he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade

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limestone

  • noun a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals

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significant

  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    important.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant
  • adjective satellite fairly large
    substantial.
    • won by a substantial margin

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classification

  • noun the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    categorisation; categorization; compartmentalization; compartmentalisation; assortment.
  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorisation; categorization.

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vascular

  • adjective of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
    • vascular constriction
    • a vascular bundle

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africa

  • noun the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean

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amygdaloid

  • noun volcanic rock in which rounded cavities formed by expanding gas have subsequently become filled with mineral deposits
  • adjective satellite shaped like an almond
    amygdaliform; almond-shaped; amygdaloidal.

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agglomerate

  • noun volcanic rock consisting of large fragments fused together
  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    cumulus; pile; heap; mound; cumulation.

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speleothems

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canyon

  • noun a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
    canon.

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pyramid

  • noun a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • noun (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

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pentecost

A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of the Jewish month Nisan); -- hence called, also, the Feast of Weeks. At this festival an offering of the first fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was generally regarded as commemorative of the gift of the law on the fiftieth day after the departure from Egypt.

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heated

  • adjective satellite made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
    het; heated up; het up.
    • a heated swimming pool
    • wiped his heated-up face with a large bandana
    • he was all het up and sweaty
  • verb make hot or hotter
    heat up; heat.
    • the sun heats the oceans
    • heat the water on the stove

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blanc

  • noun a white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables (used especially with braised meat)

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late

  • adjective being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
    • late evening
    • late 18th century
    • a late movie
    • took a late flight
    • had a late breakfast
  • adjective satellite after the expected or usual time; delayed
    tardy; belated.
    • a belated birthday card
    • I'm late for the plane
    • the train is late
    • tardy children are sent to the principal
    • always tardy in making dental appointments

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temperature

  • noun the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
  • noun the somatic sensation of cold or heat

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gabbro

  • noun one of a family of granular intrusive rocks

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distinct

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
    distinguishable.
    • plants of several distinct types
    • the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
    • gold is distinct from iron
    • a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech
    • management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees
  • adjective easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
    • a distinct flavor
    • a distinct odor of turpentine
    • a distinct outline
    • the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette
    • distinct fingerprints

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west

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
    due west; W; westward.
  • noun the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    Occident.

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carbonate

  • noun a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
  • verb turn into a carbonate

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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cretaceous

  • adjective abounding in chalk
  • noun from 135 million to 63 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants
    Cretaceous period.

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reduction

  • noun the act of decreasing or reducing something
    diminution; decrease; step-down.
  • noun any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent
    reducing.

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shingling

  • noun (geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction
  • noun the laying on of shingles
    • shingling is a craft very different from carpentry

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calc

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thermogene

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adesite

  • noun dark greyish extrusive rock

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flume

  • noun a narrow gorge with a stream running through it
    gulch.
  • noun watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs

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north

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
    northward; due north; N.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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pit_run

  • noun gravel as found in natural deposits
    pit-run gravel; bank gravel.

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porphyritic_rock

  • noun any igneous rock with crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals
    porphyry.

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wet

  • noun wetness caused by water
    moisture.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  • verb cause to become wet
    • Wet your face

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park

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    parkland.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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basalt

  • noun the commonest type of solidified lava; a dense dark grey fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene

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ford

  • noun a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
    crossing.
  • noun United States film maker (1896-1973)
    John Ford.

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bulk

  • noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    majority.
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
    • the bulk of the work is finished
  • noun the property of something that is great in magnitude
    volume; mass.
    • it is cheaper to buy it in bulk
    • he received a mass of correspondence
    • the volume of exports

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argillaceous

  • adjective resembling or containing clay
    clayey.
    • argillaceous rocks

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verde

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western

  • noun a sandwich made from a western omelet
    western sandwich.
  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    horse opera.

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reef

  • noun a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
  • noun a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
    Rand; Witwatersrand.

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translation

  • noun a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    rendering; interlingual rendition; version.
  • noun a uniform movement without rotation

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flora

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; plant life.

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atmospheric

  • adjective relating to or located in the atmosphere
    atmospherical.
    • atmospheric tests

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travertine

(Min.) A white concretionary form of calcium carbonate, usually hard and semicrystalline. It is deposited from the water of springs or streams holding lime in solution. Extensive deposits exist at Tivoli, near Rome.

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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oncoids

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mi

  • noun destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
    myocardial infarction; myocardial infarct.
  • noun a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
    naut mi; geographical mile; Admiralty mile; mile; nautical mile.

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litter

  • noun the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
  • noun rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)

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south

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    due south; S; southward.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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chalk

  • noun a soft whitish calcite
  • noun a pure flat white with little reflectance

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aphanite

  • noun fine-grained homogeneous rock (such as basalt) containing minerals undetectable by the naked eye

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ballast

  • noun any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship
  • noun coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

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caliche

  • noun crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions
    hardpan.
  • noun nitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru

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pumice

  • noun a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive
    pumice stone.
  • verb rub with pumice, in order to clean or to smoothen

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wetland

  • noun a low area where the land is saturated with water

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peridotite

  • noun a dark coarse-grained igneous rock consisting principally of olivine

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photosynthesis

  • noun synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)

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marble

  • noun a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
  • noun a small ball of glass that is used in various games

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unusual

  • adjective not usual or common or ordinary
    • a scene of unusual beauty
    • a man of unusual ability
    • cruel and unusual punishment
    • an unusual meteorite
  • adjective being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
    strange.
    • a strange exaltation that was indefinable
    • a strange fantastical mind
    • what a strange sense of humor she has

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aa

  • noun a dry form of lava resembling clinkers
  • noun an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism
    Alcoholics Anonymous.

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phytoherms

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macrophyte

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road_metal

  • noun broken rock used for repairing or making roads

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fieldstone

  • noun stone that occurs naturally in fields; often used as building material

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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al

  • noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
    atomic number 13; aluminium; aluminum.
  • noun a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Camellia State; Alabama; Heart of Dixie.

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pit-run_gravel

  • noun gravel as found in natural deposits
    pit run; bank gravel.

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emery

  • noun a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)

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diverse

  • adjective satellite many and different
    divers.
    • tourist offices of divers nationalities
    • a person of diverse talents
  • adjective satellite distinctly dissimilar or unlike
    various.
    • celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan
    • animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth

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ambient

  • adjective satellite completely enveloping
    • the ambient air
    • ambient sound
    • the ambient temperature

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amphibolite

  • noun a metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase

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kadishi

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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tufa

  • noun a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime
    calc-tufa.
  • noun hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash
    tuff.

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saline

  • noun an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water
    saline solution.
  • adjective satellite containing salt
    • a saline substance
    • salty tears

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jaune

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depositional

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cascade

  • noun a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
  • noun a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
    • progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring
    • separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes

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porosity

  • noun the property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids
    porousness.

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caco3

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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lava

  • noun rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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dacite

  • noun a grey volcanic rock containing plagioclase and quartz and other crystalline minerals

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other

  • adjective not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
    • today isn't any other day"- the White Queen
    • the construction of highways and other public works
    • he asked for other employment
    • any other person would tell the truth
    • his other books are still in storage
    • then we looked at the other house
    • hearing was good in his other ear
    • the other sex
    • she lived on the other side of the street from me
    • went in the other direction
  • adjective satellite recently past
    • the other evening

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crushed_rock

  • noun rock fragments and pebbles
    gravel.

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branch

  • noun a division of some larger or more complex organization
    subdivision; arm.
    • a branch of Congress
    • botany is a branch of biology
    • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
  • noun a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

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arenaceous_rock

  • noun a sedimentary rock composed of sand

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metamorphic_rock

  • noun rock altered by pressure and heat

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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oncolite

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plutonic

  • adjective satellite of igneous rock that has solidified beneath the earth's surface; granite or diorite or gabbro
    irruptive.

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trass

(Geol.) A white to gray volcanic tufa, formed of decomposed trachytic cinders; -- sometimes used as a cement. Hence, a coarse sort of plaster or mortar, durable in water, and used to line cisterns and other reservoirs of water. Formerly written also tarras, tarrace, terras. ✍ The Dutch trass is made by burning and grinding a soft grayish rock found on the lower Rhine.

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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pegmatite

  • noun a form of igneous rock consisting of extremely coarse granite resulting from the crystallization of magma rich in rare elements

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river

  • noun a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
    • the river was navigable for 50 miles

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united

  • adjective characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
    • presented a united front
  • verb act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    unify; unite.

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obsidian

  • noun acid or granitic glass formed by the rapid cooling of lava without crystallization; usually dark, but transparent in thin pieces

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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shale

  • noun a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay

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aragonite

  • noun a mineral form of crystalline calcium carbonate; dimorphic with calcite

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united_kingdom

  • noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    U.K.; Great Britain; Britain; UK; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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barrage

  • noun the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
    outpouring; onslaught; bombardment.
    • a barrage of questions
    • a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake
  • noun the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
    battery; barrage fire; bombardment; shelling.
    • they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
    • the shelling went on for hours without pausing

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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organism

  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    being.
  • noun a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    • the social organism

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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detrital

(Geol.) Pertaining to, or composed of, detritus.

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setting

  • noun the context and environment in which something is set
    scene.
    • the perfect setting for a ghost story
  • noun the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    scope; background.
    • you can't do that in a university setting

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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building

  • noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
    edifice.
    • there was a three-story building on the corner
    • it was an imposing edifice
  • noun the act of constructing something
    construction.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats

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marico

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lower

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower berth.
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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mineral

  • noun solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • adjective relating to minerals
    • mineral elements
    • mineral deposits

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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notable

  • noun a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
    luminary; guiding light; leading light; notability.
    • he was host to a large gathering of luminaries
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    noteworthy.
    • a noteworthy advance in cancer research

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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groundmass

  • noun (geology) the matrix of fine-grained crystalline material in which larger crystals are embedded

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flow

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flowing.
  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; rate of flow.

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argillaceous_rock

  • noun a sedimentary rock formed from clay deposits

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salinity

  • noun the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
    salt; saltiness.
  • noun the relative proportion of salt in a solution
    brininess.

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height

  • noun the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
    tallness.
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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concrete

  • noun a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
  • verb cover with cement
    • concrete the walls

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groot

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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consistency

  • noun the property of holding together and retaining its shape
    body; consistence; eubstance.
    • wool has more body than rayon
    • when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake
  • noun a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
    consistence.

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matlock

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thinolite

(Min.) A calcareous tufa, in part crystalline, occurring on a large scale as a shore deposit about the Quaternary lake basins of Nevada.

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vegetation

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; flora.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the process of growth in plants

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meteogene

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derbyshire

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loire

  • noun the longest French river; rises in the Massif Central and flows north and west to the Atlantic Ocean
    Loire River.

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