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n.1.(Paleon.) A fossil shell of, or similar to, the genus Miliola.
a.1.The same Miliolitic.
Miliolite limestone
(Geol.) a building stone, one of the group of the Paris basin, almost entirely made up of many-chambered microscopic shells.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The topography of the peninsula is dominated by weakly cemented, wind blown, calcareous dune sand (aeolianite; sometimes called 'miliolite') of the Pleistocene Ghayathi Formation.
The zeugen consist partly of a cross-stratified limestone which is of aeolian origin (an aeolianite locally known as 'miliolite').
The core of the island is formed of Pleistocene carbonate aeolianites (wind-blown carbonate sands locally known as 'miliolite') displaying large scale, high-angled cross-bedding (Figs.
Outcrops of Pleistocene limestones composed mainly of aeolianites (cemented wind blown carbonate sands locally known as 'miliolite') occur at the northwestern and northeastern extremities of the island (Fig.