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gran·ite

 (grăn′ĭt)
n.
1. A common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz, orthoclase or microcline, and mica, used in monuments and for building.
2. Unyielding endurance; steadfastness: a will of granite.

[Italian granito, from past participle of granire, to make grainy, from grano, grain, from Latin grānum; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.]

gra·nit′ic (gră-nĭt′ĭk, grə-), gran′it·oid′ (grăn′ĭ-toid′) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.granitic - showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"
hardhearted, heartless - lacking in feeling or pity or warmth
2.granitic - hard as granite; "a granitic fist"
hard - resisting weight or pressure
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While the granitic summits of the Rocky Mountains are bleak and bare, many of the inferior ridges are scantily clothed with scrubbed pines, oaks, cedar, and furze.
In about three hours the Victoria was crossing with extreme rapidity an expanse of stony country, with ranges of lofty, naked mountains of granitic formation at the base.
As far as the eye could reach the surface of the water was dotted with countless tiny isles--some of towering, barren, granitic rock--others resplendent in gorgeous trappings of tropical vegetation, myriad starred with the magnificent splendor of vivid blooms.
2000 miles, and certainly for a considerable space inland, wherever solid rock occurs, it belongs to a granitic formation.
The property straddles the Big Creek Stock, a Tombstone Suite granitic body known to be associated with Intrusion Related gold deposits.
And carried out detailed petrographic studies on various rocks Shewa Shabaz Ghari complex and Ambela granitic complex.
These sediments draped over a series of granitic bases formed when the neighboring mountain ranges rose up.
He said the project entailed assessment of Mafic, Ultramafic and Granitic Complexes.
Located amongst the inner granitic islands of Seychelles, North Island is owned by the North Island Company Limited and is anticipated to join The Luxury Collection's portfolio of world-renowned hotels and resorts later this year.
The study by the Curtin University suggests that the rocks, part of the Acasta Gneiss Complex in northwest Canada, are the result of asteroids smashing into the Earth and melting its crust, allowing evolved, or granitic, rocks to form, reports Xinhua news agency.
They were able to clearly see "suture zones" -- ancient seafloor pushed up and exposed during the collision between India and Eurasia- as well as subtle differences in the granitic mountains that indicate different phases of formation.