Origin of gneiss
Examples from the Web for gneiss
Historical Examples of gneiss
Everywhere granite, gneiss, or other primitive rocks, show themselves.The Young Voyageurs
Here and there are mixtures of schist, gneiss, and porphyry.The Rocky Mountain Wonderland
Enos A. Mills
The southern parts of this range of mountains are composed of gneiss and granite.The Central Eskimo
My ground was on the gneiss side of the geological division.
Come,” I said, “let us go back till we find the joining of the gneiss and granite.
Word Origin for gneiss
1757, from German Gneiss "type of metamorphic rock," probably from Middle High German gneist "spark" (so called because the rock glitters), from Old High German gneisto "spark" (cf. Old English gnast "spark," Old Norse gneisti).