Sedimentary rocks
Sedimentary Sed`i*men"ta*ry, a. [Cf. F. s['e]dimentaire.] Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided. [1913 Webster]

{Sedimentary rocks}. (Geol.) See {Aqueous rocks}, under {Aqueous}. [1913 Webster]


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