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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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adj, -lier or -liest
(Geological Science) resembling shale
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The resistivity of the topsoil ranges from 10-80 a|m which is mostly saturated demarcating shaley lithological unit of the area.
In the dark, micaceous, shaley upper lithofacies we excavated a 3-part teleost with external soft-body form preservation (including portions of gills); the first record of any vertebrate "body" form from the Coon Creek Formation.
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A coalescing and gathering out of the fog, out of which the shan, the mountains, that is, could be seen for a hundred meters or so, and finally falling-- on the bright yellow-red forests, the lotus pond of Shuangqing, the Tingfa pines, the shaley cliffs of Yinlu, the temple of Tsonjin Dazhao, the tower of Chang'an.