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Gabbro   /gˈæbroʊ/   Listen
Gabbro

noun
1.
One of a family of granular intrusive rocks.






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"Gabbro" Quotes from Famous Books



... the figure the lubricant is supplied by a wick running into the reservoir. I have used both clock oil and ordinary gas-engine oil as lubricants, with equally satisfactory results. As to the speed of cutting, in the experiment quoted a bit of rather friable "gabbro," measuring three-quarters of an inch on the face by five-eighths of an inch thick, was cut clean through in six minutes, or by 3000 turns of the wheel. The travel of the edge was thus between 5000 and 6000 feet, or say 9000 feet, nearly 2 ...
— On Laboratory Arts • Richard Threlfall



Words linked to "Gabbro" :   igneous rock



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