Contrasting
Contrast Con*trast", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Contrasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contrasting}.] [F. contraster, LL. contrastare to resist, withstand, fr. L. contra + stare to stand. See {Stand}.] To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities. [1913 Webster]

The joints which divide the sandstone contrast finely with the divisional planes which separate the basalt into pillars. --Lyell. [1913 Webster]


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