granular limestone
granular gran"u*lar (gr[a^]n"[-u]*l[~e]r), a. [Cf. F. granulaire. See {Granule}.] Consisting of, or resembling, grains; as, a granular substance. [1913 Webster]

{granular limestone}, crystalline limestone, or marble, having a granular structure. [1913 Webster]


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  • granular — gran u*lar (gr[a^]n [ u]*l[ e]r), a. [Cf. F. granulaire. See {Granule}.] Consisting of, or resembling, grains; as, a granular substance. [1913 Webster] {granular limestone}, crystalline limestone, or marble, having a granular structure. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • granular — adjective Consisting of, or resembling, granules or grains; as, a granular substance. Grainy. Granular limestone, crystalline limestone, or marble, having a granular structure. This Whyn Dyke is bare at the cliffs ſeveral yards in height, and is… …   Wiktionary

  • Limestone — For other uses, see Limestone (disambiguation). Limestone Sedimentary Rock Limestone in Waitomo District, New Zealand Composition …   Wikipedia

  • limestone — /luym stohn /, n. a sedimentary rock consisting predominantly of calcium carbonate, varieties of which are formed from the skeletons of marine microorganisms and coral: used as a building stone and in the manufacture of lime. Cf. marble. [1515… …   Universalium

  • marble — marbler, n. /mahr beuhl/, n., adj., v., marbled, marbling. n. 1. metamorphosed limestone, consisting chiefly of recrystallized calcite or dolomite, capable of taking a high polish, occurring in a wide range of colors and variegations and used in… …   Universalium

  • Marble — /mahr beuhl/, n. Alice, 1913 90, U.S. tennis player. * * * Granular limestone or dolomite that has recrystallized under the influence of heat, pressure, and aqueous solutions. The main mineral in marble is calcite. Commercially, marble includes… …   Universalium

  • emery — /em euh ree, em ree/, n. a granular mineral substance consisting typically of corundum mixed with magnetite or hematite, used powdered, crushed, or consolidated for grinding and polishing. [1475 85; < MF emeri, OF esmeril < VL *smericulum, equiv …   Universalium

  • Emery — /em euh ree, em ree/, n. a male or female given name. * * * Granular rock consisting of a mixture of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide, Al2O3) and iron oxides such as magnetite (Fe3O4) or hematite (Fe2O3). It is a dark, dense substance that… …   Universalium

  • Alunite — Alunite, or alumstone, is a mineral that was first observed in the 15th century in Monti della Tolfa, north to Rome, where it was mined for the manufacture of alum. First called aluminilite by J.C. Delametherie in 1707, this name was contracted… …   Wikipedia

  • Asplenium Ruta-muraria — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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