- a member of the chlorite group, rhombohedral in habit.
Also pen·nine [pen-in, -ahyn] /ˈpɛn ɪn, -aɪn/.
Origin of penninite
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Since leaving the Pennines we had seen no such glacier scenery.Italian Alps
Douglas William Freshfield
North-country folk are musical, and this district of the Pennines had produced many voices that passed on to cathedral choirs.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
Coal enticed the cotton factories from the dales of the Pennines to the moist lowlands of West Lancashire.
Glacial deposits obscure the older rocks over much of the county, they contain travelled stones from the Pennines and Cheviots.
Danish Northumbria or Deira comprised the lands to the west of the Pennines.The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire
S. W. Partington
- a system of hills in England, extending from the Cheviot Hills in the north to the River Trent in the south: forms the watershed for the main rivers of N England. Highest peak: Cross Fell, 893 m (2930 ft)Also called: the Pennine Chain
- a bluish-green variety of chlorite occurring in the form of thick crystals
C20: from German Pennin Pennine (Alps) + -ite 1
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