Usage examples for formations

  1. Glacial Formations of North America. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. Of course, in all this I am but recalling what every tourist in some measure knows; yet his impressions and recollections can become an orderly politography, only as he sees each city in terms of its characteristic social formations, and as he utilises the best examples from each phase towards building up a complete picture of the greatest products of civic evolution, temporal and spiritual, of all places and times up to the present. – Civics: as Applied Sociology by Patrick Geddes
  3. As a general thing your position on defence is a foot or so outside the opposing end player, although there are one or two formations when that isn't so. – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  4. These, very probably, are still hidden from us in the older formations. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  5. Although very rapid, this form may be less confusing for beginners than in larger formations where there are more players. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  6. 444 Ruinlike rock formations, i. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  7. The troops of the 22nd Division had necessarily lost their formations and become mixed up in the course of the struggle in the wood, and it was not till they had been re- formed and the enemy's position had been reconnoitred by both the Divisional Commanders that the attack was renewed at about eleven o'clock. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  8. They are rarely overlaid with more recent formations, but stand forth as tangible evidence of the great antiquity of this region. – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. In the artificial matter control room, Arcot set to work, and developed a very considerable string of forms on his board, the equations of their formations requiring all the available formation controls. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  10. Nowhere had I seen a land in which Earth's anatomy lies so barren, or one richer in volcanic and primary formations. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  11. Her peculiar powers resulted, no doubt, from peculiar innate formations of and connections between her outer and inner organisms, and had little dependence upon intellectual or moral qualities. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  12. " He is working on pearl formations," was the answer. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  13. Modern formations, to a very large extent, had their origin on American battle- fields. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  14. It was Tuesday when Midshipman Brimmer returned to formations. – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  15. Those that survived crawled back to the shelter of protecting walls, where they were re- enforced with fresh units, and again the massed formations charged down the streets toward the bridges. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  16. As the class of fishes is the most lowly organised and appeared before the others, we may conclude that all the members of the vertebrate kingdom are derived from some fish- like animal, less highly organised than any as yet found in the lowest known formations. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  17. A long chain of marshy lakes lie between the usual coast sandhills and the ordinary sand formations, about which there is some good land and good feed. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  18. Our officers and enlisted men are learning to handle the battleships, cruisers, and torpedo boats with high efficiency in fleet and squadron formations, and the standard of marksmanship is being steadily raised. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. Undoubtedly other forests as great or greater than those now exposed lie buried beneath the later formations. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  20. We are near the southern boundary of Montana, and still in the limestone and granite formations. – The Discovery of Yellowstone Park by Nathaniel Pitt Langford