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melange

, m?lange
Geology a totally disordered mixture of rocks of different shapes, sizes, ages, and origins

mélange

[mā′länzh]
(geology)
A heterogeneous medley or mixture of rock materials; specifically, a mappable body of deformed rocks consisting of a pervasively sheared, fine-grained, commonly pelitic matrix, thoroughly mixed with angular and poorly sorted inclusions of native and exotic tectonic fragments, blocks, or slabs, of diverse origins and geologic ages, that may be as much as several kilometers in length. Also known as block clay.
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Powell ("Performance Practices at the Theatre de Guenegaud and the Comedie-Francaise: Evidence from Charpentier's Melanges autographes") updates his Music and Theatre in France 1600-1680 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), documenting the practices of the theater during the period of Charpentier's association with it by interpolating documentary and archival records of the troupe with indications in the scores in the Melanges.
5kg blocks, the Cake Melanges guarantee both easy storage and weighing.
Melange is the French word for mixture; the products, popular in other parts of Europe, are a mix of margarine and butter and are among the most premium bakery fats available; ideal for artisan bakers looking to produce the finest cakes and pastries.
The Pastry Melange is a continental-style fat, which blends the best quality margarine and natural butter.
Pastry Melange is available in cases of five individually wrapped 2kg platters for convenient storage and application.
Melanges and olistostromes associated with ophiolitic metabasalts and their significance in Cambro-Ordovician forearc accretion in the Northern Appalachians.
Melanges and olistostromes in the Appalachians of the United States and mainland Canada; an assessment.
To the west the Hurricane Mountain melange is bounded by the Boil Mountain ophiolite complex, and on the southeast it is overlain by the Dead River flysch.
The matrix of the Hurricane Mountain melange includes mafic volcanic, felsic volcanic, metasedimentary and serpentinite blocks.
Le melange du mont Hurricane, au Maine, marque la zone de suture entre les terranes presumes du mont Boundary et de Gander.
Les blocs l'interieu de la matrice du melange du mont Hurricane comprennent des roches volcanomafiques, des roches volcanofelsiques, des blocs metasedimentaires et des serpentinites.
The Hurricane Mountain melange is seen in outcrop for approximately 160 km from the Thrasher peaks of northern New Hampshire to the northeastern edge of Moosehead Lake in central Maine.