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a.1.(Geol.) Broken in place; - said of rocks having a broken or brecciated structure due to crushing, in contrast to those of brecciated materials brought from a distance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(In a footnote, Pizzino reports that he was "unaware that 'autoclastic' already existed as a scientific term in the field of geology" [203] when he coined it.) Comics, it seems, are fully aware of their problematic cultural status and autoclasm is a "formal tendency" through which "the medium figures and repeats its own sense of its illegitimacy" (49).
It is generally coarse- grained and shows autoclastic, hypidiomrophic granular texture in relatively fresh varieties, while granoblastic texture predominates in altered varieties (Fig.
Arabesques radio in from the open water pleading Help us, it's so quiet, we no longer know how to worship the machine we left blocking the hospital corridors, we have forgotten to pay the rent on our separate pieties (Hypotenuse; the ventral thalamus--) & how the banks are breaking Rapunzel's autoclastic heart