Purbeck stone
Purbeck stone Pur"beck stone` (Geol.) A limestone from the Isle of Purbeck in England. [1913 Webster]

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  • Purbeck Stone — and Corfe Castle Village Centre Purbeck Stone (deutsch Purbeck Stein) ist ein Sedimentgestein. Gewonnen wird es wie auch der Purbeck Marble hauptsächlich auf der Halbinsel Isle of Purbeck in der Grafschaft Dorset an der Südküste von England …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Purbeck stone — Purbeck marble or Purbeck stone noun A freshwater shelly limestone quarried in the Isle of Purbeck • • • Main Entry: ↑Purbeck …   Useful english dictionary

  • Purbeck Marble — is a fossiliferous limestone quarried in the Isle of Purbeck, a peninsula in south east Dorset, England.It is one of many kinds of Purbeck Limestone, deposited in the late Jurassic or early Cretaceous periods.Purbeck Marble is not a metamorphic… …   Wikipedia

  • Purbeck — /pûrˈbek/ adjective Of the Isle (really a peninsula) of Purbeck, in Dorset Purbeckˈian adjective (geology) Upper Jurassic (also noun) Purbeck marble or Purbeck stone noun A freshwater shelly limestone quarried in the Isle of Purbeck …   Useful english dictionary

  • Purbeck beds — Pur beck beds [So called from the Isle of Purbeck in England.] (Geol.) The strata of the Purbeck stone, or Purbeck limestone, belonging to the O[ o]litic group. See the Chart of {Geology}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purbeck-Marmor — Netzgewölbe aus Purbeck Marmor in der Kathedrale von Exeter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Purbeck marble — n. (also Purbeck stone) Archit. a hard usu. polished limestone from Purbeck in Dorset, used in pillars, effigies, etc. * * * Purbeck marble or Purbeck stone noun A freshwater shelly limestone quarried in the Isle of Purbeck • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Purbeck marble — [ pə:bɛk] (also Purbeck stone) noun a hard limestone from Purbeck in Dorset, which is polished and used for decorative architectural features …   English new terms dictionary

  • Purbeck — may refer to:* Isle of Purbeck, a peninsula in the English county of Dorset * Purbeck (district), a local government district in the English county of Dorset * Purbeck Hills, a range of hills in the English county of Dorset * Purbeck Marble, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Purbeck Beds — ▪ geology       unit of sedimentary rocks exposed in southern England that spans the boundary between the Jurassic (Jurassic Period) and Cretaceous (Cretaceous Period) periods, approximately 145 million years ago. The highly varied Purbeck Beds,… …   Universalium

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