Argillite Ar"gil*lite, n. [Gr. ? clay + -lite.] (Min.) Argillaceous schist or slate; clay slate. Its colors is bluish or blackish gray, sometimes greenish gray, brownish red, etc. -- {Ar`gil*lit"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • argillitic — ar·gil·lit·ic …   English syllables

  • argillitic — adjective see argillite …   Useful english dictionary

  • argillite — argillitic /ahr jeuh lit ik/, adj. /ahr jeuh luyt /, n. any compact sedimentary rock composed mainly of clay materials; clay stone. [1785 95; < L argill(a) ARGIL + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • clayey — adj clayish, claylike, argillaceous, argillitic, Obs. loamy, earthy; pasty, gummy, sticky, adhesive, gluey, viscid, viscous, viscoid; plastic, fictile, malleable, moldable, formable; tractable, yielding, pliant, flexible …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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