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also ae·o·li·an  (ē-ō′lē-ən, ē-ōl′yən)
Relating to, caused by, or carried by the wind.

[From Aeolus.]
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adj, n
(Classical Myth & Legend) a variant spelling of Aeolian
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(iˈoʊ li ən)
n., adj.


(iˈoʊ li ən)

1. (l.c.) of or pertaining to sand or rock material carried or arranged by the wind.
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Noun1.Eolian - a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
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Transported cover is prevalent with eolian sand plains, alluvial flood plains and minor colluvium.
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(24) Clausson does note the structural prominence of the speaker's "responses to sound" in the opening of "Dover Beach" as one of the strong parallels between it and "The Eolian Harp," but I would suggest that the "structural" importance of sound is not confined to the opening of Arnold's poem (Clausson 286).
Following glacial deposition or erosion of parent bedrock material, soils may undergo additional erosion via stream transport, deposition in lakes, or eolian (wind) processes.
Spatial Patterns of Fine-Textured Eolian Sediment in the Lee of Large Dunes.
Temporally constrained eolian sand signals and their relationship to climate, Oxbow Lake, Saugatuck, Michigan.
Greene RSB, Cattle SR, McPherson AA (2009) Role of eolian dust deposits in landscape development and soil degradation in southeastern Australia.
Press, 2000), 146; Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Eolian Harp," in Selected Poetry, ed.
The strata in the tunnel site include alluvial and diluvial loess-like sandy silt [Q.sub.4.sup.al+pl] of the Holocene Quaternary system, eolian loess [Q.sub.3.sub.eQl] of the Upper Pleistocene, and alluvial loess-like mingled fine sand layer [Q.sub.3.sup.al] of the Upper Pleistocene.