Definition of Pelites
1. pelite [n] - See also: pelite
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelites
Literary usage of Pelites
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on Rocks, Rock-weathering and Soils by George Perkins Merrill (1906)
"(2) The Argillaceous Group: pelites. — The rocks of this group are composed of more or less hydrated aluminous silicates admixed in almost indefinite ..."
2. Research in China by Eliot Blackwelder, Bailey Willis, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth, Charles Doolittle Walcott (1907)
"pelites. Pyritic black slate, No. 138.—A prominent member in the anthracite coal-measures (Wu-shan) on the Nan-kiang in southern Shen-si. ..."
3. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"... and pelites (see Appendix III). In assigning a deposit to one of these groups difficulty may be experienced because there is sometimes great variation ..."
4. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Smith, Horatio Balch Hackett, Ezra Abbot (1872)
"TAR'pelites, THE ... the country of the Tar- from the wheat in the cornfields of Samaria the \ pelites, be the Phoenician ..."
5. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"The unmetamorphosed pelites are composed largely of the lighter hydrous minerals of the belt of weathering and the belt of cementation. ..."