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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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In so doing, Pollock (1989) was able to extend the suture zone of the Boundary Mountain and Gander terranes marked by the Hurricane Mountain melange (Boone and Boudette 1989) to include the Chase Brook melange (Pollock 1987).
In the first half of 2014 Ukraine will be completely exempt from melange ", the Minister of Defence of Ukraine emphasized during a briefing at the Government House.
Une autre formule : employer le jus de concombre melange au jus de citron afin d'obtenir une couleur de la peau plus claire.
Au depart, on faisait un melange de musique mais on s'est rendu compte que la fusion n'etait pas vraiment ce que l'on voulait faire et qu'en realite, on voulait travailler autour de textes, de melodies et de rythmes.
Go Appetit launched Gazpacho and Mango Melange at Natural Products Expo West in March.
At ground level, various different landscape treatments are used to create a fluidly informal melange of earth mounds, concrete planters, coloured pavements, playgrounds, games areas, grids of palm trees, clusters of antenna-like lights and sinuous, mosaic-lined pools.
La conference de trois jours, intitulee * Ouvrons les portes au developpement des collectivites * avait a l'ordre du jour un melange d'ateliers informatifs, de colloques, de seances plenieres de meme que l'assemblee generale annuelle de l'ASADCO et le forum sur les politiques.
The year 2000 marks the 23rd annual production of "The Nutcracker" performed by the Melange Dance Company.
The name of Joe Brown's restaurant, Melange Cafe, captures not only the nature of its cuisine, but Brown's reason for starting the business.
Native sons of the cultural melange of Southern California, the 30-ish couple share backgrounds in design.
As the first office building to be developed under the auspices of the 42nd Street Development Corporation, the Conde Nast Building vividly represents a melange of pop culture, media-age savvy and corporate dignity, while setting the tone for both historic and futuristic architectural expressions in the area.
Other companies that have made significant contributions include National Fuel Corporation, Shell Oil, Melange International, Questar, Prima Energy, and Quantum Resources.