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cross-bedded

[kraws-bed-id, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈbɛd ɪd, ˈkrɒs-/
adjective, Geology
1.
having irregular laminations, as strata of sandstone, inclining in various directions not coincident with the general stratification.
Origin of cross-bedded
cross- + bedded (see bed, -ed2)
Related forms
cross-bedding, noun
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  • In sections of river banks one may often see a vertical succession of cross-bedded strata, each built in the way described.

    The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton
  • Beneath them the cross-bedded sandstone appears, showing a mottled surface of pale pinkish hue.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • cross-bedded and ripple-marked features and small lenses of conglomerate are common.

  • Beneath them the cross-bedded sandstone appears, showing a mottled surface of pale-pinkish hue.

  • They are non-fossiliferous, cross-bedded, ripple-marked, and have abundant lenses of conglomerate of all sizes.

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