preglacial


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preglacial

(priːˈɡleɪsɪəl)
adj
(Geological Science) formed or occurring before a glacial period, esp before the Pleistocene epoch
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The neighbourhood of the upper Thames is rich in Roman relics, and my surmise seemed to me a very probable one; but our serious young man, who is a bit of a geologist, pooh-poohed my Roman relic theory, and said it was clear to the meanest intellect (in which category he seemed to be grieved that he could not conscientiously include mine) that the thing the boy had found was the fossil of a whale; and he pointed out to us various evidences proving that it must have belonged to the preglacial period.
I can visualize the entire scene--the apelike Grimaldi men huddled in their filthy caves; the huge pterodactyls soaring through the heavy air upon their bat-like wings; the mighty dinosaurs moving their clumsy hulks beneath the dark shadows of preglacial forests--the dragons which we considered myths until science taught us that they were the true recollections of the first man, handed down through countless ages by word of mouth from father to son out of the unrecorded dawn of humanity.
I knew that I was a good officer and sailor, and I didn't propose submitting to degradation and discharge because a lot of old, preglacial fossils had declared over two hundred years before that no man should cross thirty.
The surface was and is gently undulating or flat just as would be the case if ice were to spread over Ohio today; the deep preglacial bedrock valleys were already filled by glacial deposits.
Half the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and a quarter of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet lie on preglacial sedimentary basins containing around 21,000 billion tonnes of carbon, said the scientists, writing in the journal Nature.
1), the third largest lake (270 km2) in Eastern Europe, excluding large lakes in Russia, is situated in the Central Estonian depression of preglacial origin.
2008, "Genetic structure and diversity in Ramonda myconi (Gesneriaceae): effects of historical climate change on a preglacial relict species", Am.
There are around 4000 species of plants growing in the Russian Far East including cosmopolites and endemic species, relic species of the preglacial period and relatively young species, including the alien ones.
In the report on eastern New Brunswick, northwest Nova Scotia, and part of Prince Edward Island, Chalmers (G-1892a, b, 1893, 1894, 1895a, b) again devoted space to preglacial denudation, the topic arising from the physiography of the Cobequid Mountains, where evidence pointed to the same conclusions as reached for the Caledonia Hills in the previous report.
5 m) boulder clay horizon, despite the intensity of fracturing and folding [17], indicating a preglacial origin for deformation.
Preferential incorporation occurred at points of increased erosion and in areas of thick preglacial sediment accumulations, altering matrix composition and obscuring some geochemical dispersal patterns.