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lineation

Geology any linear arrangement involving rocks or minerals, such as a parallel arrangement of elongated mineral grains

lineation

[‚lin·ē′ā·shən]
(geology)
Any linear structure on or within a rock; examples are ripple marks and flow lines.
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About 3 m above the contact, the Chain Rock member displays bedding that is deformed into a tight fold that produces strongly curved intersection lineations on the regional slaty cleavage, showing that the cleavage transects both limbs of the fold (Fig.
It seems the north border is aligned with south border of Balarood lineation.
Even on the level of lineation, Wright chooses a sprawling backroad (writing in looser, extenuated lines) rather than the streamlined path of the interstate (shorter, more condensed lines); as he explained in a 1999 interview with Ernest Suarez, "With longer lines, say, you don't go on the Interstate, you take the blue highway.
This particular poem's lineation, broken line / page as field, gives it a more "poetic" appearance but here, as in the prose blocks, there are moments of exposition entwined with moments of high lyrical abstraction and traditional poetic tropes (beauty, the planets).
These minor miracles worked by rhyme and lineation and syntax are not without metaphysical implications, depths of Coleridgean thought that will take us down into a yet deeper cruciformity.
Frequent forms of use-wear observed were edge-rounding, edge-fracturing, striations and lineation, and abrasive smoothing and polish (Figure 2, for definitions see Keeley 1982; Kamminga 1982; Hurcombe 1992).
And often the formal tasks of lineation and stanza construction and progression are the means by which we can allow the natural play and music of our language to rise to the surface more discernibly.
Thin-sections cut approximately through the centers of the large garnet porphyroblasts were oriented orthogonal to the dominant matrix foliation, and either parallel or orthogonal to the weakly-developed mineral stretching lineation in these samples in order to identify metamorphic mineral assemblages and deformational fabrics preserved in the matrix and within the garnet porphyroblasts themselves.
Addressing nonspecialists, these chapters describe the editor's job of updating spelling and punctuation, making emendations, and introducing lineation, and act and scene divisions.
5) I follow Roy Strong's lineation in Gloriana: The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I (London: Thames & Hudson, 1987), p.