from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the structure of schist; resembling schist, or made up of a rock so designated.

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  • adjective (Geol.) Of or pertaining to schist; having the structure of a schist.

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  • adjective geology Of or relating to schist.
  • adjective geology Having the character of schist.


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schist +‎ -ose


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  • That such gaps were originally filled by standing stones is beyond question, indeed, the base of a "schistose" stone (see Class 3 in the Lithology above) was actually discovered by

    Stonehenge Today and Yesterday

  • The schistose rocks from Scott's Nunatak are streaked, and, in part, very fine-grained quartz diorite schists.

    The South Pole~ Fram Expedition Geology

  • Third, high sandstone and schistose plateaus, at about 2,000 m are found to the south-west of the "Tres Serols".

    Pyrenees-Mont Perdu, France and Spain

  • There are liquid clays, springs, hard rocks, and those soft and deep quagmires which special science calls moutardes. 59 The pick advances laboriously through the calcareous layers alternating with very slender threads of clay, and schistose beds in plates incrusted with oyster-shells, the contemporaries of the pre-Adamite oceans.

    Les Miserables

  • First, in the north, three convergent valleys are surmounted by crests oriented north-south comprising schistose and sandstone.

    Pyrenees-Mont Perdu, France and Spain

  • The sequence is grey granite below, the band of chalcedony, and above it a curious schistose gneiss-formation.

    The Land of Midian

  • I have brought from them and from the Cameroons being identified by geologists as respectively schistose grit and vesicular lava.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Survey, those of the Pallaballa range as mica schist and quartz; those of the Sierra del Cristal as “probably schistose grit, but not definitely determinable by inspection,” and

    Travels in West Africa

  • In 1793 Peter Simon Pallas, as a result of his study of the two principal mountain ranges of Siberia, decided that the characteristic structure of mountain ranges was a central core of granite with schistose rocks containing no fossils along the flanks of the granite, and with fossil-bearing limestone rocks lying outside and above the schistose.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • He thought that the schistose rocks had been deposited from the universal ocean, which, in the first stages of the earth's history, had covered the whole surface of the earth and had been as deep as the mountains are high.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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  • (adj): (geology) possessing the quality or properties of schist.

    January 2, 2009