Definition of Footwalls

1. Noun. (plural of footwall) ¹



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Definition of Footwalls

1. footwall [n] - See also: footwall

Lexicographical Neighbors of Footwalls

footstones
footstool
footstools
footstrike
footstrikes
footsure
footsweep
footsweeps
footswitch
footswitches
footsy
footvolley
footwalk
footwalks
footwall
footwalls (current term)
footwarmer
footwarmers
footway
footways
footwear
footwears
footwell
footwells
footwork
footworks
footworn
footwrap
footwraps
footwriting

Literary usage of Footwalls

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

1. Mining Engineers' Handbook by Robert Peele (1918)
"Hanging and footwalls are very strong tough gneiss, the I fairly smooth, the latter warped by г series of ..."

2. Electrical Review (1891)
"It was then put into the mine, where it has been used steadily during the past 12 months for exploring the hanging and footwalls of the mineral deposit, ..."

3. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1908)
"... value is said to be that which is most marked by lamination, and as a rule the hanging walls of tin- reefs are much better denned than the footwalls. ..."

4. The Iron Ores of Lake Superior: Containing Some Facts of Interest Relating by Crowell & Murray (1917)
"... ore concentration was influenced by the circulation of water controlled in troughs produced by intersecting dikes and footwalls, folds, fracture planes, ..."

5. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1907)
"[38101- The footwalls, or floors, of the quartz bodies present a rolling character, the angle of inclination of which rarely reaches, and never exceeds, ..."

6. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1916)
"In the plan they have been shown at about the 100ft. level and the calculated outcrop of their footwalls alone shown at the surface. ..."

7. Prospecting for Gold and Silver in North America by Arthur Lakes (1896)
"The hanging wall of the vein continues into the dyke, but with porphyry hanging and footwalls, until a depth of 330 feet, where it enters the upper contact ..."

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