Words nearby gneiss
Origin of gneiss
OTHER WORDS FROM gneissgneiss·ic, adjective
Examples from the Web for gneiss
In the centre of a lovely valley rises a conical rock of gneiss, protruding to the height of 200 feet or more.Round About the Carpathians|Andrew F. Crosse
Hence the origin of the primary or crystalline strata,—gneiss, mica-schist, and the rest.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
The rock was found by Watson to be gneiss, rich in mica, felspar and garnets.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
The rocks, like those where we landed last night, were grey granite and gneiss.
It is composed of gneiss, curiously crossed in every direction by veins of quartz.