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master joint

[′mas·tər ′jȯint]
(geology)
A persistent joint plane of greater than average extent, generally constituting the dominant jointing of an area. Also known as main joint; major joint.
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In contrast, lower elevation locations have master joint systems that are still tightly sealed (owing to a less advanced state of weathering) and only one face of the outcrops would have been visible, making it more difficult not only to extract the flint but even to assess just how much flint was available to be quarried.
Under the proposal, a master joint use agreement is to be developed -- the school board is scheduled to take up a similar proposal soon -- in which the the district and city would agree to develop more sites at which the public can use the facilities after school hours.
The terms of the IGT and Shuffle Master joint marketing agreement call for the two companies to share Five Deck Frenzy(TM) expenses and revenues on a 50/50 basis.
The revised agreement now gives Nitro the right via a master joint venture agreement to participate in the entire JMT acreage holdings of approximately 7800 acres.
broad letter of intent to enter into a master joint venture agreement.
The revised agreement gives KOKO the right, via a master joint venture, to participate in all of JMT's acreage in the Corsicana Field which totals 7,838 acres.

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