diluvium


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diluvium

(daɪˈluːvɪəm; dɪ-)
n, pl -via (-vɪə)
(Geological Science) geology a former name for glacial drift. See drift12
[C19: from Latin: flood, from dīluere to wash away; see dilute]
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Turris Babel, sive Archontologia qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo, secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque extructio, confusio liguarum.
1863b): Note sur un silex taille trouve dans le diluvium des environs de Madrid.
Which were formed on the loamy soil, contemporary diluvium and bedded with guarded clays.
Arx autem qu_ inter eminebat est illa turris qu_ post diluvium a Nembroth gigante famosissimo cepit _dificari, habens in altum V milia passuum et centum LXXIIII.
gratiam diluvium nominat), which Hubmaier related to the biblical flood and the sanctuary of the ark as a figure of baptism and its salvific character (Gen.
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Fleming challenged Buckland's view of the superficial deposits as products of a gigantic deluge, claiming that modern causes, such as several small floods, were sufficient to account for the so-called diluvium.