Definition of Gneisses

1. Noun. (plural of gneiss) ¹



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Definition of Gneisses

1. gneiss [n] - See also: gneiss

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gneisses

gnaw at
gnaw someone's vitals
gnawable
gnawed
gnawer
gnawers
gnawing
gnawing animal
gnawing mammal
gnawingly
gnawings
gnawn
gnaws
gneiss
gneisses (current term)
gneissic
gneissoid
gneissoids
gneissose
gnetum
gnide
gnit
gnocchi
gnocchis
gnod
gnof
gnoff
gnoll
gnolls

Literary usage of Gneisses

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1. Annual Report by New Jersey Geological Survey (1896)
"The gneisses are granitoid, and generally massive. Hornblende is the most abundant of the dark- colored silicates present. The gneisses are cut by masses of ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Hornblende-gneisses are usually darker in colour and less fissile than ... Pyroxene-gneisses are less frequent but occur in many parts of both hemispheres. ..."

3. Structural Geology by Charles Kenneth Leith (1913)
"CONCLUSION AS TO METHODS OF IDENTIFYING gneisses AND SCHISTS The writer knows of no case where all the evidences above cited have been used in the ..."

4. Metamorphic Geology: A Text-book by Charles Kenneth Leith, Warren Judson Mead (1915)
"The use of texture as a criterion for the identification of primary gneisses seems on the whole, then, to be only of limited application, ..."

5. Metamorphic Geology: A Text-book by Charles Kenneth Leith, Warren Judson Mead (1915)
"The use of texture as a criterion for the identification of primary gneisses seems on the whole, then, to be only of limited application, ..."

6. Text-book of Geology by Sir Archibald Geikie (1902)
"The coarse banded gneisses are usually the foundations on which the stratified ... There is thus an obvious advantage in treating these gneisses first in an ..."

7. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Discrimination Between Primary and Secondary gneisses.—Primary gneisses are igneous rocks which possess a foliation produced before crystallization was ..."

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