Definition of Epsomites
1. epsomite [n] - See also: epsomite
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Literary usage of Epsomites
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1867)
"... OR epsomites. By O. 0. MARSH, of New Haven, Conn. (ABSTRACT.) THE peculiar jointed or columnar structure, which in various formations often unites the ..."
2. Natural History of New York by New York (State). Natural History Survey, James Ellsworth De Kay (1842)
"As their origin is due to sulphate of magnesia, for the sake of brevity they might be termed epsomites. The carbon which usually lines the cavities, ..."
3. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"... and (4) impure limestone containing "epsomites," or vertically grooved surfaces formerly supposed to have been made by the crystallizing of Epsom salts ..."
4. Text-book of Geology by Sir Archibald Geikie (1902)
"... "epsomites," or "stylolites." These are cylindrical or columnar bodies varying in length up to more than four inches, and in diameter up to two or more ..."
5. The American Catalogue of Books: (original and Reprints,) Published in the by James Kelly (1871)
"... or epsomites. 0. V. Mardi. II. Palaeontology. On some Fossil Reptiles and Fishes, from the Carboniferous Strata of Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. ..."