|portion of the earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus|
|to dissolve out soluble constituents from ashes and soil by percolation|
|graywacke (grā'wāk', -wāk'ə) Pronunciation Key
Any of various dark gray, coarse-grained sandstones that contain abundant feldspar and rock fragments and often have a clay-rich matrix. Graywackes are thought to originate in environments where erosion, transportation, and deposition happen so quickly that minerals and rock fragments do not have sufficient time to break down into finer constituents.