from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who adopts the Plutonic theory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who adopts the geological theory of igneous fusion; a Plutonian. See plutonism.


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  • From these indubitable cases of erosion -- commencing, if necessary, with the small ravines which run down the flanks of the ridges, with their little working navigators at their bottoms -- we can proceed, by almost insensible gradations, to the largest valleys of the Alps; and it would perplex the plutonist to fix upon the point at which fracture begins to play a material part.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall 1856

  • We find, for example, numerous valleys which the most ardent plutonist would not think of ascribing to any other agency than erosion.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall 1856


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