A consolidated beach or breccia with occasional marine shells, found at the base of the cliffs, or in the caves.
Its material is a breccia from a quarry near Thebes, and is remarkable for its hardness.
Maceheads of breccia, granite, &c., of same type as the early Egyptian (Shahrein).
breccia is a rock in which the included fragments are angular.
breccia, a rock made up of angular fragments cemented together.
A breccia is a rock made up of angular pebbles or fragments of other rocks.
It is composed of huge blocks of breccia, some of them thirteen feet long.
The investigation disclosed several different beds of stalagmite, cave earth, and breccia.
breccia marbles, formed of a number of angular fragments of different marbles, united by a common cement.
Again, below the cave-earth was a breccia formed of limestone and sandstone pebbles cemented together by a calcareous paste.
"rock of angular pieces," 1774, from Italian breccia, "marble of angular pieces," from a Germanic source akin to Old High German brecha "a breaking," from Proto-Germanic *brekan, from PIE *bhreg- "to break" (see fraction).
A rock composed of angular fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix. Breccias form from explosive volcanic ejections, the compaction of talus, or plate tectonic processes. Breccias are different from conglomerates in that the fragments they contain are angular instead of rounded.