peperino


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peperino

(ˌpɛpəˈriːnəʊ)
n
(Geological Science) geology a brown or grey rock (tuff) consisting of condensed and cemented volcanic ash, sand, etc, esp that found outside Rome in the Albano Hills
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According to the archaeologists, several huge blocks of worked peperino stone may have helped support an awning system (velarium) to shade audience from the sun, similar to the Colosseum in Rome.
Scrape le da el nombre de calcareous peperino a un conglomerado volcanico compuesto de fragmentos de basalto y escoria (sin pomez o sin material traquitico), unidos ya sea por adhesion o simplemente por cemento calcareo o arcilloso, originalmente blando de origen lacustrino que fue perturbado por la intrusion.
But a high wall constructed of rusticated peperino and travertine ashlars, still visible in the southern corner, insulated the enclosure from the external din and distractions of the area.