Origin of facies
OTHER WORDS FROM faciessub·fa·ci·es, noun, plural sub·fa·ci·es.
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The prima facies of the former is not likely to be admired, since its few excellencies require to be selected by nice observation.
The horizontal part of the Facies, next the front, that lies behind the eyes and between the temples.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
Vastum ubique silentium, secreti colles; fumantia procul tecta; nemo exploratoribus obvius, is what Tacitus calls facies victoriæ.
Marls and limestones with fossils of an Eocene facies overlie the Cretaceous rocks on the Gabun.
Cui Piso Nolim quidem, Gracche inquit, mea bona tibi viritim dividere liceat; sed si facies, partem petam.Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
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- A body of sedimentary rock distinguished from others by its lithology, geometry, sedimentary structures, proximity to other types of sedimentary rock, and fossil content, and recognized as characteristic of a particular depositional environment.
- For a metamorphic rock, the particular combination of pressure and temperature under which metamorphism occurred.