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millstone grit

Saltos de línea: mill|stone grit

Definición de millstone grit en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1A coarse sandstone of the British Carboniferous, occurring immediately below the coal measures.
Example sentences
  • This school is built on rock, millstone grit, alongside carboniferous limestone.
  • Furthermore, north Derbyshire is millstone grit and limestone country, with stone walls, sheep farms, and bleak moors, whereas in the south there are hedged dairy and arable farms on clay, sandstone, and alluvium.
  • The geology here is alternating layers of limestone and shale topped with millstone grit.
1.1Any hard siliceous rock suitable for making millstones.
Example sentences
  • About a mile below Grayson, the millstone grit is seen on Barrett's creek.
  • If millstone grit occurs, please state what use has been made of it.

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