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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A laminated metamorphic rock similar to granite.

Usage examples (34)
  • All these minerals have once been imbedded in the granitic gneiss, which is the principal rock of the region.
  • In one place the latter rock is seen bursting through the gneiss, which is slaty and very crystalline at the junction.
  • The prevalent north-east strike of the gneiss is the same in both, differing from the Himalaya, where the stratified rocks generally strike north-west.
  • And then, O Squib, he set out to explain that he meant "gneiss," not "nice!" for more
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  • My "niece" (my brother's or sister's daughter) can gather some "nice" (pleasant) to look at "gneiss" (a type of rock).
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