Slickensides
Slickensides Slick"en*sides`, n. 1. The smooth, striated, or partially polished surfaces of a fissure or seam, supposed to have been produced by the sliding of one surface on another. [1913 Webster]

2. A variety of galena found in Derbyshire, England. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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