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Word: igneous

Definition: produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite


Sentences Containing 'igneous'

Professor Ramsay has given me the maximum thickness, from actual measurement in most cases, of the successive formations in DIFFERENT parts of Great Britain; and this is the result:-- Feet Palaeozoic strata (not including igneous beds)..57,154 Secondary strata................................13,190 Tertiary strata..................................2,240 --making altogether 72,584 feet; that is, very nearly thirteen and three-quarters British miles.
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