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shale

 (shāl)
n.
A fissile rock composed of layers of claylike, fine-grained sediments.

[Probably from Middle English, shell, from Old English scealu; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

shal′ey adj.
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shale

(ʃeɪl)
n
(Geological Science) a dark fine-grained laminated sedimentary rock formed by compression of successive layers of clay-rich sediment
[Old English scealu shell; compare German Schalstein laminated limestone; see scale1, scale2]
ˈshaly adj
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shale

(ʃeɪl)

n.
a rock of fissile or laminated structure formed by the consolidation of clay or argillaceous material.
[1740–50]
shale′like`, shal′ey, adj.
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shale

(shāl)
A fine-grained sedimentary rock consisting of compacted and hardened clay, silt, or mud. Shale forms in many distinct layers and splits easily into thin sheets or slabs. It varies in color from black or gray to brown or red. See Table at rock.
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shale

A type of layered sedimentary rock formed chiefly from clay.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shale - a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clayshale - a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay
sedimentary rock - rock formed from consolidated clay sediments
humic shale - shale that is rich in humic acids
oil shale - shale from which oil can be obtained by heating
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Translations
břidlice
skifer
agyagpala
leirsteinn
slāneklis

shale

[ʃeɪl]
A. Nesquisto m
B. CPD shale oil Npetróleo m de esquisto
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shale

[ˈʃeɪl] nschiste m argileux
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shale

nSchiefer m
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shale

[ʃeɪl] nscisto
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shale

(ʃeil) noun
type of rock from which oil is sometimes obtained.
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