And the fierce country, blazed across the brain: urgent and cypressed, the granitic cliff, the shock of parent sea.
Muscovite mica occurs principally in the granitic pegmatite dikes.
In their natures was a granitic outcrop that defied failure.
The explosion of some gaseous vapors, or the fall of some solid, of the granitic or other rock.
This species occurs in the granitic regions, where R. hirsutum does not grow.
In the eastern portion of Princeton the underlying rock is a kind of micaceous schist, and in the western is granitic gneiss.
They are also met with in the granitic detritus of Cairngorm in Aberdeenshire.
The cherry likes a deep, moderately rich loam, whereas we are growing it mostly on sandy loams of a granitic origin.
They are the immutable, granitic pudding-heads of the world.
Mr. Minford folded his arms likewise, to imply that nothing could shake his granitic determination.
1640s, from French granit(e) (17c.) or directly from Italian granito "granite," originally "grained," past participle of granire "granulate, make grainy," from grano "grain," from Latin granum "grain" (see corn (n.1)). In reference to the appearance of the rock. Used figuratively for "hardness" (of the heart, head, etc.) from 1839. New Hampshire, U.S., has been the Granite State since at least 1825.
A usually light-colored, coarse-grained igneous rock consisting mostly of quartz, orthoclase feldspar, sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar, and micas. Quartz usually makes up 10 to 50 percent of the light-colored minerals in granite, with the remaining minerals consisting of the feldspars and muscovite. The darker minerals in granite are usually biotite and hornblende. Granite is one of the most common rocks in the crust of continents, and is formed by the slow, underground cooling of magma.