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see Triassic periodTriassic period
, first period of the Mesozoic era of geologic time (see Geologic Timescale, table) from 205 to 250 million years ago.

Throughout the Triassic, E North America, as a result of the mountain-building episode that formed the Appalachians in the late Paleozoic
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A dark-colored igneous rock having a fine-grained, more or less columnar structure.


2, traprock
1. any fine-grained often columnar dark igneous rock, esp basalt
2. any rock in which oil or gas has accumulated
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The geology comprises part of the Warroo land system, generally referred to as Traprock.
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In the early 1960s, however, Hudson County leased Laurel Hill to a traprock quarry, which proceeded to demolish three-quarters of it within five years, lowering its height by 50 feet in the process.
To avoid the tilting slope of the railbed (even for adults, the traprock gravel makes for hard traveling), they must have walked along the tracks for nearly two miles, the older children jumping from tie to tie, until the Shoreliner, sprung from Providence, erased them from the earth.
Flames leap in a fireplace of sooty traprock, and a black-and-white cat stands near a card table looking at the window where the doctor looks in.
Or, you can order it hauled in a dump truck from any aggregate or traprock supplier to the building trades.
At the Kehler-corner auction, Wilson offered $5,100 worth of his services to the Traprock Peace Center in Deerfield, in memory of a local tax agent who had died in an accident.
Patricia Hynes, a WILPF member and retired professor of environmental health at Boston University, directs the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice in western Massachusetts.