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synonyms for nodules

  • bud
  • bulge
  • bump
  • burl
  • clot
  • knob
  • lump
  • protuberance
  • swelling
  • tumor
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Quartz crystals, with chalcedony, from nodules in amygdaloid.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
He has strange, unnatural ears; they are twice the normal size and have nodules on the outer edge.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
This is made up of the softest limestone I have ever seen, interspersed with nodules of flint.
LETTERS FROM PALESTINEJ. D. PAXTON
In 1848 he advocated the use of phosphate nodules in the "Greensand" beds of Cambridgeshire.
MAKERS OF BRITISH BOTANY; A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHIES BY LIVING BOTANISTSVARIOUS
About ten miles north of this point, the upper calcareous, or surface rock, embraces nodules of hornstone.
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
The photograph opposite shows the round nodules which I was collecting in the river.
A JOURNAL FROM JAPANMARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES
When its nodules grow large enough, they set up as flints on their own account.
THE BOOK-HUNTERJOHN HILL BURTON
II., show the characteristic nodules and the typical net structure.
THE NORTH AMERICAN SLIME-MOULDSTHOMAS H. (THOMAS HUSTON) MACBRIDE
The small-meshed net with well-defined, dark-colored nodules is distinctive, aside from the fact of the much smaller sporangia.
THE NORTH AMERICAN SLIME-MOULDSTHOMAS H. (THOMAS HUSTON) MACBRIDE
Examples of this are chert nodules in limestone; flint nodules in chalk; clay-ironstone balls in shale, &c.
GEOLOGYJAMES GEIKIE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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