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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.


adj, -lier or -liest
(Geological Science) resembling shale
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Tenders are invited for Drivage in shaley coal in ug along 62x dip from -2cl to -2l for installation of belt conveyor for development of panel 18 in r-vi seam at cm-i dist.
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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.
By the contact of the formations shaley layers are interbedded with lenses of sandstone.
Frederick County Acreage 20 acres; planted in 25 acres, planted in 1965 1974 Soils Clay loam; schist on Shaley loam the hills Vine source Herrick Grapevines Herrick Grapevines Nursery, Nursery, herrickgrapevines.
Pokotylo (1994) provides a description of the primary geological deposits at Vihtr'ii Tshik, identifying three grades of material in the immediate vicinity of the site, including 1) light grey shaley material, 2) material containing some banding with a fine-grained black cherty matrix, and 3) material exclusively composed of a lustrous black cherty matrix.
Shaley and Werner-Felmayer analyzed the difficulty of obtaining ova, before Israel enacted the 2010 Egg Donation Law:
I was a Sheilds who married a Daley so I could become a Shaley or maybe a Dailds.
The fossil assemblages of Assilina together with Discocyclina form shaley interbedded carbonate.
The well engaged with the flank of a Gays River reef, a shaley dolomite, lying on a Meguma basement high.