Usage examples for shale

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. It stood at the side of the rough road that led to High Shale Point. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  4. From far the eyes, its trail Along the burning shale Bending its wavering tail, Like a mottled serpent scan. – Poems by Victor Hugo
  5. 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
  6. They were covered with vineyards, apparently growing from the brown shale. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The shale opening became a scene of confusion. – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  11. 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
  12. Huff: Shale, do you know what we're to do? – Georgian Poetry 1913-15 by Edited by E. M. (Sir Edward Howard Marsh)
  13. Beneath this layer of lime is to be found about seventy feet of Niagara shale. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  14. Perhaps you know- or again perhaps you don't- they live at Shale Court. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell