Definition of Tillite

1. Noun. (geology) Glacial till cemented into a solid rock. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tillite

1. rock made up of consolidated clay, sand, gravel, and boulders [n -S]

Tillite Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Tillite Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tillite

tillering
tillerman
tillermen
tillers
tillet
tilleth
tillets
tilley
tilley seed
tilleyite
tillier
tillies
tilliest
tilling
tillings
tillite (current term)
tillites
tillman
tillmen
tillodont
tillodontia
tillodonts
tillow
tills
tilly
tilmus
tilorone
tilt
tilt-barrier
tilt-shift

Literary usage of Tillite

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

1. Research in China by Eliot Blackwelder, Bailey Willis, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth (1907)
"Above the terraced fields occur steep banks of tillite, a greenish rock, ... At the top of the tillite, beneath a cliff, is a well-exposed contact with the ..."

2. Research in China by Eliot Blackwelder, Bailey Willis, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth, Charles Doolittle Walcott (1907)
"Above the terraced fields occur steep banks of tillite, a greenish rock, ... At the top of the tillite, beneath a cliff, is a well-exposed contact with the ..."

3. Seasonal Deposition in Aqueoglacial Sediments by Robert Wilcox Sayles (1919)
"in the first description, there is left about 180 feet of tillite proper. ... The sequence in the tillite formation, as near as I have been able to make it ..."

4. Annual Report of the Geological Commission by George Steuart Corstorphine, Arthur William Rogers (1908)
"A search for a clear exposure of the contact of the quartzite and tillite revealed the fact that on the northwestern side of the quartzite a passage from ..."

5. Bulletin by Geological Society of America (1906)
"The sheet of tillite slopes to the left and weathers in spiked outcrops on a faintly developed schistosity transverse to the sheet. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Tillite

Search for Tillite on Dictionary.com!Search for Tillite on Thesaurus.com!Search for Tillite on Google!Search for Tillite on Wikipedia!

Search