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cross-bedded

[kraws-bed-id, kros-]
adjective Geology.
  1. having irregular laminations, as strata of sandstone, inclining in various directions not coincident with the general stratification.
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Origin of cross-bedded

cross- + bedded (see bed, -ed2)
Related formscross-bed·ding, noun
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Historical Examples

  • They are non-fossiliferous, cross-bedded, ripple-marked, and have abundant lenses of conglomerate of all sizes.

    The Andes of Southern Peru

    Isaiah Bowman

  • Cross-bedded and ripple-marked features and small lenses of conglomerate are common.

  • Beneath them the cross-bedded sandstone appears, showing a mottled surface of pale pinkish hue.

    Our Italy

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Beneath them the cross-bedded sandstone appears, showing a mottled surface of pale-pinkish hue.

  • In sections of river banks one may often see a vertical succession of cross-bedded strata, each built in the way described.

    The Elements of Geology

    William Harmon Norton