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Concretion  n.  
The process of concreting; the process of uniting or of becoming united, as particles of matter into a mass; solidification.
A mass or nodule of solid matter formed by growing together, by congelation, condensation, coagulation, induration, etc.; a clot; a lump; a calculus. "Accidental ossifications or deposits of phosphates of lime in certain organs... are called osseous concretions."
(Geol.) A rounded mass or nodule produced by an aggregation of the material around a center; as, the calcareous concretions common in beds of clay.

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"Concretion" Quotes from Famous Books

... allowed to pass over them. In some places you see remnants of this ancient pavement, but for the most part it has been ground into dust under the wheels of the carts and carriages, introduced by the new inhabitants. The old houses, built of a kind of stone which is seemingly a pure concretion of small shells, overhang the streets with their wooden balconies, and the gardens between the houses are fenced on the side of the street with high walls of stone. Peeping over these walls you see branches of the pomegranate and of the orange-tree, now fragrant with flowers, ...
— Letters of a Traveller - Notes of Things Seen in Europe and America • William Cullen Bryant

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