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flaggy

[′flag·ē]
(geology)
Of bedding, consisting of strata 4-40 inches (10-100 centimeters) in thickness.
Of rock, tending to split into layers of suitable thickness (0.4-2 inches or 1-5 centimeters) for use as flagstones.
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Davies and Pinfold [3] worked on a sequence of alternate flaggy limestone and shale beds, at the top compact limestone in central Salt Range and gave them the name as "Bhadrar beds".
Biodiversity Research Institute, 19 Flaggy Meadow Road, Gorham, ME, 04038, USA [Correspondence: Timothy J.
PETROLOGY (rock type): A= mudstone/siltstone; B= laminated One grained flaggy sandstone; C = fine grained felspalhic grit/greywacke; Ca = more felspathic type; Cc=micaceous greywacke/bedded flagstone; Cb= quartzitic greywacke; D = quartzitic grit; E= quartzite; F= exotic(glacial erratic cobble - incl non-local quatzites and igneous rocks eg.
These open areas, called "cedar glades," are found on shallow Gladeville flaggy silty clay loam situated < 1 to 25 cm above the Lebanon or Ridley limestone bedrock and are often saturated with precipitation from late autumn to early spring, whereas during summer they are often below wilting point (Baskin and Baskin, 1999; Quarterman 1950).
2a) are found on shallow Gladeville flaggy silty clay loam situated <1 to 20 cm above the Lebanon or Ridley limestone bedrock.
"I have had the chance to work in every position at the MMC as a flaggy (a marshal carrying the flags), tracky (trackside marshal) and communicator (fixed point observer).
Only "flaggy tufts & many a rushy nott" remain to show "where was once the green--brown fallows now" (1066, 1069).
His fascination with the physical appearance of his subjects--Bacon with his viper eye, Falkland's "blackish haire, something flaggy," Thomas Randolph's "pale ill complexion, pock-pitten" Venetia Digby's damask cheeks--makes these people immediately imaginable.
Horizon Depth (cm) Texture Eden A 0 to 3 Silty clay loam A2 3 to 15 Silty clay loam Bt1 15 to 25 Silty clay Bt2 25 to 56 Silty clay Bt3 56 to 84 Flaggy silty clay Bt3 84 to 94 Flaggy silty clay 2Bt4 94 to 102 Clay loam 3BC 102 to 122 Flaggy silty clay Fine-silty family A 1 to 25 Silt loam Btl 25 to 46 Silt clay loam Btl 46 to 58 Silty clay loam Bt2 58 to 71 Silty clay loam Bt3 71 to 81 Silt loam 2Bt4 81 to 99 Silty clay loam 2Bt4 99 to 116 Silty clay loam 3Bt5 116 to 158 Clay 3Bt5 158 to 178 Clay 3BC 178 to 191 Silty clay loam Switzerland Ap 0 to 10 Silt loam BE 10 to 22 Silt loam Bt1 22 to 49 Silty clay loam 2Bt2 49 to 61 Silty clay 2Bt3 61 to 87 Clay 2Bt4 87 to 94 Flaggy silty clay 2BC 94 to 119 Very flaggy clay
Visitors will admire the subtle shades of diffused light in The Flaggy Shore, County Clare, Ireland and the gorgeous pinks and reds in his Lake District study of the scenes at Wastwater.
Capping the siltstones are sharp-based, sheet-like sandstones a few metres thick, which extend across the cliff and foreshore and are characterized by planar bedding and a flaggy appearance.