Definition of Flysch

1. n. A name given to the series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary.



Definition of Flysch

1. Noun. (geology) A set of tertiary strata in the Alps. ¹

2. Noun. (geology) A series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flysch

1. a sandstone deposit [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Flysch

1. A name given to the series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary. Origin: A Swiss word, fr. G. Fliessen to flow, melt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flysch

flyped
flypes
flyping
flypitch
flypost
flyposted
flyposter
flyposters
flyposting
flyposts
flyproof
flyrod
flyrodder
flyrodders
flyrods
flysch (current term)
flysches
flysheet
flysheets
flyspecked
flyspecking
flyspecks
flystrike
flyswat
flyswatter
flyswatters
flyte
flyted
flytes

Literary usage of Flysch

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1. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India by Geological Survey of India (1904)
"This peculiar fault can only be properly understood when compared with more complicated disturbances, seen in the upper flysch round the base of the ..."

2. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1842)
"flysch, Sfc.—The rocks which occupy the space between the different groups are ... The prevailing rock is the flysch, that is to say, a grey or black slate, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"It is divided longitudinally into an outer zone of Molasse and an inner zone of flysch. The line of separation is very clearly defined; nowhere does the ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The absence of fossils from enormous thicknesses of flysch makes the correlation with other ... Local phases of the flysch have received special names; ..."

5. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1903)
"Between Suhescun and Iholdy, three miles to the south-east of the granite outcrop, the undisputed flysch, mainly of white marl abounding in characteristic ..."

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