Definition of Psephite

1. a rock composed of small pebbles [n -S]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Psephite

psammophilous
psammophyte
psammophytes
psammosere
psammoseres
psarolite
psarolites
psc
pschent
pschents
psellism
psellisms
pseph-
psephism
psephisms
psephite (current term)
psephites
psephitic
psepho-
psephocracy
psephocratic
psephological
psephologies
psephologist
psephologists
psephology
pseud
pseud-
pseudaesthesia
pseudanthia

Literary usage of Psephite

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

1. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"... gravel, and bowlder deposits 853 Conglomerates 855 Schist-conglomerate and gneiss-psephite, or conglomerate-schist and psephite-gneiss 857 ..."

2. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"And in the case of a conglomerate or other psephite, the pebbles tell the story. From sedimentary materials which were laid down after they underwent ..."

3. A Glossary of the Mining and Mineral Industry by Albert Hill Fay (1920)
"(Power) psephite. Any sedimentary rock composed of coarse detrital material, such as pebbles: said of such rocks as conglomerate. ..."

4. Outlines of Geologic History, with Especial Reference to North America: A by Bailey Willis, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"... series, and groups—whether igneous or sedimentary; if igneous, whether plutonic or volcanic, acid or basic; if sedimentary, whether psephite, ..."

5. The Fundamental Principles of Petrology by Ernst Weinschenk (1916)
"... or psephite indicate the size of the grains of which they are composed. Besides minute quartz splinters and occasional fragments of purely accidental ..."

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