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adjective as in turbid

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The three types are igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock.

Like Kodiak, the western fan was built slowly over time by the deposition of sedimentary layers transported by water.

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For example, the tilted layers of sedimentary rock and cementlike mixtures of coarse sand and pebbles in this rock feature, nicknamed “Delta Scarp,” confirm the delta’s wet history.

Their sedimentary remains formed the building blocks of limestone and other soluble rocks.

“I’m trying to do justice to my feeling of what the mind is like — it’s sedimentary,” Sacks told Joshua Rothman in a New Yorker profile.

He kept encasing his answers in sedimentary layers of facts and assertions.

The foot plateau which succeeds is composed of sedimentary rocks dating from Trias to Jurassic.

The "erratics" comprised a great variety of metamorphic and igneous rocks, and, on a more limited scale, sedimentary types.

Here the material is redeposited in sedimentary strata, and this may emerge into the light in the ages yet to be.

At Vanmater's, the metalliferous clay marl is overlaid by a grayish sedimentary limestone.

An important class of rocks occurring in the Catoctin Belt is the sedimentary series.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sedimentary, such as: confused, dark, dense, heavy, impure, and muddled.

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