Definition of Sienite
1. n. See Syenite.
Definition of Sienite
1. syenite [n -S] - See also: syenite
Medical Definition of Sienite
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sienite
sienite (current term)
Literary usage of Sienite
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Zoology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological Survey, Edward Hitchcock (1835)
"The gradual passage of this rock into sienite, without any apparent change of ... Most writers define classic sienite to be essentially composed of feldspar ..."
2. Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Zoology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological Survey, Edward Hitchcock (1835)
"The only other place in the Slate where I have met with sienite in place, ... Although sienite very much resembling that which exists in the valley of the ..."
3. American Geology: Containing a Statement of the Principles of the Science by Ebenezer Emmons (1875)
"sienite is a granite in which hornblende takes the place of mica. ... Taking granite as the type of sienite, it may, like the former, be divided into ..."
4. A Description of the Shetland Islands: Comprising an Account of Their by Samuel Hibbert (1822)
"In pursuing a course in a direction N. by W. we find the sienite forming the ... sienite is continued through the bed of die ocean, from the parish of ..."
5. A New System of Geology: In which the Great Revolutions of the Earth and by Andrew Ure (1829)
"sienite, is a granite, in which the mica is commonly replaced by ... 7- GREENSTONE, is similar to sienite, only the hornblende is usually in larger ..."
6. Travels in the United States of America and Canada: Containing Some Account by John Finch (1833)
"They are elevated nine hundred feet above the surrounding country, and are composed of sienite. The south side, by which I ascended, ..."
7. The Edinburgh Journal of Science by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1825)
"In its general aspect it is not unlike much of the sienite of the Mal- vern Hills, but it divides, upon being fractured, into slabs parallel to the strata ..."
8. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"The granite is the undermost, and the sienite the uppermost of the primitive ... sienite. Let us consider each of them in the order of the formations. 15. ..."