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platy

[′plad·ē]
(geology)
Referring to a sedimentary particle whose length is more than three times its thickness.
Referring to a sandstone or limestone that splits into laminae having thicknesses in the range of 2 to 10 millimeters.
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Internally, mudrocks range from platy to blocky with little or no obvious internal stratification.
granular, platy or massive) to 10 cm depth according to the Soil Survey Division Staff (1993).
Although these may be related to construction material, some of them were in an unusual platy configuration rarely found in our COC from construction workers.
It is evident that coatings with thinner, platy pigments provided increased tortuosity to the permeant path.
And they finally agreed to sell me something: a female platy to replace the one I'd had since my daughter got me my little tank.
These rocks contain more than 18 wt% MgO (Le Bas 2000) and are distinguished from other magnesium-rich rocks, such as picrites and meimechites, by having spinifex texture (characterized by spectacular arrays of subparallel or randomly-oriented skeletal, platy and bladed olivine crystals set in a glassy groundmass; Fig.
Vegetation would have been limited (Spinifex hirsutus, Festuca littoralis and Lomandra longifolia) and sand drift would have resulted in the body trapping sand and platy shell fragments such as were found near the ribcage and beneath the cranium.
I know he is itching to platy at Wembley again and tonight's game represents an ideal opportunity to give him minutes on the pitch and get some more match practice under his belt.
The rock weathers into thin, platy chips that approximately follow the width of the colored bands.
Molte altre specie sono allevate sia a fini ornamentali, come ad esempio lo swordtail e il platy, i discus e i pesci angelo, sia a scopi alimentari come le trote, i pesci gatto e gli storioni.
This is the white scale or platy stuff that you may see on the inside of the dishwasher or coffee pots or other hot water contact areas.
Platy Brazilian clays offered high aspect ratio pigments to improve surface coverage.