But their young deputies and ministerial director generals tended to be from this recently-returned, Western-educated stratum.
This stratum seems to be the result of causes not now in operation.
It may be carried too far, and the fables of the vulgar have often a stratum of truth at the bottom.
Its beginnings antedate the Israelitish period, since they come from the stratum before the conquest.
By increasing the thickness of the stratum we may absorb the whole of the light.
Point Wagonshonce consists of a stratum of limestone of little elevation, which constitutes the southeast cape of the strait.
What a God-send for us that there happens to be, just here, this stratum of soft sand.
Below this surface soil is a stratum of sand, overlying the gravelly beds below and passing into the surface soil just mentioned.
In this genus the stratum of the pores is not easily separated from the cap.
The refraction of light as it passes through an intervening cloud, or a stratum of moist and cold air.
"horizontal layer," 1590s, from Modern Latin stratum, special use of Latin stratum "thing spread out, coverlet, pavement," from neuter past participle of sternere "to spread out, lay down, stretch out," from PIE *stre-to- "to stretch, extend," from root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see structure (n.)).
stratum stra·tum (strā'təm, strāt'əm)
n. pl. stra·tums or stra·ta (-tə)
A horizontal layer of material, especially one of several parallel layers arranged one on top of another.
Any of the layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.