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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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Les politiques postmodernes de la difference et de la reconnaissance des identites particulieres qui sont fondamentalement remises en cause par les melanges culturels constituent l'arriere-plan de notre anthropologie comparative de systemes de classification sociale.
Les elements du groupe ont explique que leur musique est un melange entre la pop musique et le rythme Rock algerien.
--Eastern Iran colored melanges including Biijand, Nehbandan, Sefidabeh and west of Zahedan Ophiolits and their north-south to east-west trends most possibly originates from the rotation of the crystals lying between the Nayband and Darouneh fault zones.
We present series of geochemical diagrams showing the diversity of geodynamic settings for ophiolite massifs and related ophiolitic melanges. We conclude that ophiolites are fragments of arc and backarc features which were assembled in a way similar to modern Mariana arc-backarc system.
The other 12 look at melange generation in oceanic fracture zones in abyssal settings, melange formation associated with subduction initiation, and melange development in subduction-accretion complexes and in collisional settings.
Two of the book's essays focus on the organization of the Melanges. The first, by Catherine Cessac ("'Une source peut en cacher une autre': Added Preludes and Instrumental Cues in the Melanges") takes up a problem revealed in handwriting studies: the question of which pieces, or portions of pieces, represent reworkings of older music.
Large ophiolitic melanges can be considered as markers of plate boundaries, and their distribution in orogenic belts is generally restricted to suture zones.
Also during 2007, an article devoted to Servais appeared in the Melanges d'histoire du conservatoire royal by Paul Raspe.
BakeMark UK has launched the UK's first Melanges as part of its new Optinature range of'all-natural' products.
The Liber Amicorum (Melanges, Festschrift, Essays in honour of ...) is rapidly becoming a standard in Canadian legal literature.
The Program A opener recalled big, jazzy modern-dance melanges of samba, street dance, capoeira, and Martha Graham and Lester Horton styles that were popular in TV spectaculars of the '60s and '70s.
Devis d'amitie: Melanges en l'bonneur de Nicole Cazauran.