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Quotes of shale

  1. The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon. It provides a reference point and a benchmark, a point of common discussion and an issue of universal scientific interest. – Simon Conway Morris

Usage examples for shale

  1. Perhaps you know- or again perhaps you don't- they live at Shale Court. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  2. Closer to the river on the right and following the trail itself over shale and rock and between scattered bowlders, Whispering Smith, low on his horse's neck, rode slowly. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  3. On the sixth lowest of these descending steps the village of Kilronan, the capital of the island, over against the Galway bay, is built, and under that terrace and over the seventh is a shale bed which contains the water supply for the glebe and upper village wells. – The South Isles of Aran by Oliver J. Burke
  4. One generation after another of tall trees grew with their roots in mud, and their leaves and prostrate trunks formed layers of vegetable matter, which was afterwards covered with mud since turned to shale – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  5. Once last fall I was riding by my high lonesome away down next the river, when my horse went lame on me from slipping on a shale bank, and I was set afoot. – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower
  6. She crossed the deep gulch and climbed laboriously up the other side, over hidden shale rock and through clumps of bushes that snatched at her clothing like a witch's bony fingers. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  7. Raban and Cave - Leave Churra to cross the mountain range - Coal, shale and under- clay - Kala- panee river - Lailangkot - Luculia Pinceana - Conglomerate - Surureem wood - Boga- panee river - View of Himalaya - Greenstone - Age of pine- cones - Moflong plants - Coix - Chillong mountain - Extensive view - Road to Syong - Broad valleys - Geology - Plants - Myrung - Granite blocks - Kollong rock - Pine- woods - Features of country - Orchids - Iron forges. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  8. From far the eyes, its trail Along the burning shale Bending its wavering tail, Like a mottled serpent scan. – Poems by Victor Hugo
  9. The shale opening became a scene of confusion. – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  10. It stood at the side of the rough road that led to High Shale Point. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  11. It becomes evident, therefore, that conglomerate, sandstone, and shale are terms of one series. – Geology by James Geikie
  12. But in the alternating shale and limestone strata of Glacier National Park, on the other hand, the glaciers of old dug cirques of many shelves. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  13. This, by the pressure of the rocks subsequently deposited on it, has in greater part been hardened, and possesses a tendency to split in thin layers, and hence is termed by geologists a shale – Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils by Peter Gray B. B. Woodward
  14. Hands and feet he dug fiercely into shale and rock as he fought to make those last three or four yards as quickly as possible. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  15. Huff: Shale do you know what we're to do? – Georgian Poetry 1913-15 by Edited by E. M. (Sir Edward Howard Marsh)
  16. To develop the oil shale industry to a point where it could supply anything like the amount of oil now derived from oil pools would mean the building of great plants, including towns, railroads, and other equipment, equivalent to the plants of the coal mining industry. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  17. They were covered with vineyards, apparently growing from the brown shale – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  18. Pteraspis in Lower Ludlow shale – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  19. Beneath this layer of lime is to be found about seventy feet of Niagara shale – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert

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