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ductile

(of a metal, such as gold or copper) able to be drawn out into wire

ductile

Capable of being stretched or deformed without fracturing.
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At high metamorphic grades the foliations are defined by parallel muscovite, biotite, and elongate, ductilely deformed quartz (Mahler-Cogswell and Mosher 1994) and at low metamorphic grades by pressure-solution cleavage with fine-grained, parallel muscovite and chlorite and elongate pressure-solved quartz (Farrens 1982).
PET fails ductilely under impact grinding at temperatures greater than 0 [degrees] C.
Like brittle faults of episode 1, they affected metasedimenrary, granitic, and ductilely sheared rocks but have not been observed in the redbeds.