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Breccia   Listen

A rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand.

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"Breccia" Quotes from Famous Books

... in the south of France, and in the caves of Engis, Engihoul, Chokier, and Goffontaine, near Liege, human bones and teeth, together with fragments of rude pottery, have been found enveloped in the same mud and breccia, and cemented by stalagmite, in which are found also the land shells of living species and the bones of mammalia, some of extinct, and others of recent species. The chemical condition of all the ...
— Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4 • Various

... to be found both in the Arctic and in the tropical regions, have not existed in a state of nature in France during the historic period. The bones of the reindeer, for instance, were found lying with those of the hyena and the rhinoceros, many of them embedded in the calcareous breccia so frequently seen in the valley of the Cele. Here was evidence of a glacial and a torrid period, separated by an aeonic gulf; but how the remains came to be piled one upon another in this way is a secret of the ancient earth. There are prodigious ...
— Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine • Edward Harrison Barker

Words linked to "Breccia" :   brecciate, rudaceous rock

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