Definition of Shales

1. Noun. (plural of shale) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of shale) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shales

1. shale [n] - See also: shale

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shales

shaku
shakudo
shakudos
shakuhachi
shakuhachis
shaky
shakycam
shalbe
shalder
shalders
shale
shale gas
shale oil
shaled
shalelike
shales (current term)
shaley
shalier
shaliest
shaling
shalk
shalks
shall
shall's
shall-flower
shalli
shallis
shalln't
shallnae
shallon

Literary usage of Shales

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Staistical by Francis Hindes Groome (1885)
"This interesting fact evidently points to the conclusion that, towards the close of the deposition of the Moffat black shales, most of the graptolites ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"The Pit shales.—The youngest formation in the district with which this paper is immediately concerned is an extensive series of shales, ..."

3. Bulletin by University of the State of New York (1903)
"1876. Gasteropoda, pi. 19, fig. 30, 31. Hall. Paleontology of New York. 1879. v. 5, pt 2, p. 73, pi. 20, fig. 26, 27. Hamilton shales Bellona ..."

4. Practical Oil Geology: The Application of Geology to Oil Field Problems by Dorsey Hager (1919)
"OIL shales DEFINED (After Ziegler) "Oil shales are shales, that is, muds or clays consolidated into rocks, from which oil and gas can be produced by ..."

5. Annual Report by New Jersey Geological Survey (1898)
"The authors conclude that the beds were originally argillaceous shales, ... Epidote and tourmaline-bearing shales occur on both sides of the Sour- land ..."

6. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1898)
"In general the younger shales, particularly near the top of the Coal ... Greenish tinges are also more common in the younger shales than in the older. ..."

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