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  • The granite hills, here as throughout Midian, were veined and dyked with two different classes of plutonic rock.

    The Land of Midian 2003

  • Sinai, grey granite dyked with decaying porphyritic trap, and everywhere veined with white and various-coloured quartzes.

    The Land of Midian 2003

  • The ruddy syenite is dyked and veined by the familiar network of green-black porphyritic trap; the filons are disposed in parallels striking north-south, with a little easting; the dip is westerly (about 35 degrees mag.), and the thickness extends to hundreds of feet, often forming a foundation for the upper cliff.

    The Land of Midian 2003

  • They crop out of the normal trap-dyked grey granite, and select specimens show the fine panaché lustre of copper.

    The Land of Midian 2003

  • SO within a while they saw a tower as white as any snow, well matchecold all about, and double dyked.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table 2003

  • The formation is of the coarse grey granite general throughout the Province, and it is dyked and sliced by quartz veins of the amorphous type, crystals being everywhere rare in Midian (?)

    The Land of Midian 2003

  • Up the slope of the dyked land that was the edge of the Dumay farm, reclaimed from the sea, the kitchen door of the house opened and a pale, warm finger of light reached out long over the black earth to touch the boy and the Cidorian.

    Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories Greenberg, Martin H. 1990

  • Once, as he put his horse to an earthern bank that dyked farmland from the marsh, he saw the white, fretting line of waves far to the east, and, beyond it, a dark shape in the night that was a moored ship waiting for the ebb.

    Sharpe's Regiment Cornwell, Bernard 1986

  • He ran north, then saw that other men, advancing along the low sea wall that dyked Foulness against the tides, had headed him off.

    Sharpe's Regiment Cornwell, Bernard 1986

  • From the bank we could see all along the coast-line, which is dyked continuously, as I have already said.

    The Riddle of the Sands Childers, Erskine, 1870-1922 1955


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