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Igneous rock   /ˈɪgniəs rɑk/   Listen
Igneous rock

Rock formed by the solidification of molten magma.

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"Igneous rock" Quotes from Famous Books

... has scratched the varnish on the globe, and forthwith frames his new theory of creation. In ten years he is proved utterly wrong by that microscopist who has detected animal remains in an igneous rock. The simple bystander cannot understand either side, and far less tell which side is true. But when the combatants slay each other, the wayfaring man can understand this neutralization. The philosopher strikes me with awe so long as he keeps aloft beyond my knowledge ...
— The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy" • John MacGregor

Words linked to "Igneous rock" :   diorite, rock, adesite, groundmass, porphyritic rock, batholite, andesite, pegmatite, porphyry, stone, volcanic rock, peridotite, batholith, plutonic rock, sodalite, rhyolite, pluton, aplite, gabbro

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