an association of certain types of marine sedimentary rocks characteristic of deposition in a foredeep.
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How to use flysch in a sentence
flysch and Vienna sandstone, with younger nummulitic beds and Hring group.
Lenticular intercalations of gabbro, diabase, &c., occur in the flysch in Calabria on the Pyrenees.
flysch, representing both the Cretaceous and Eocene systems, is widely distributed.
British Dictionary definitions for Flysch
(sometimes not capital) a marine sedimentary facies consisting of a sequence of sandstones, conglomerates, marls, shales, and clays that were formed by erosion during a period of mountain building and subsequently deformed as the mountain building continued. The phenomenon was first observed in the Alps
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