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Examples from the Web for lias

Historical Examples of lias

  • Eocene, miocene, pliocene Tuff, Lias and Trias and that is enough.

  • When the congregation had passed out, Dokesbury shook 'Lias.

  • It was on one of these rambles that he broached to 'Lias a subject which he had been considering for some time.

  • Money is a great dignifier, and Jim and 'Lias were making money.

  • "Smell 'em, 'Lias," he said, yielding precedence to the oldest member.

    Dwellers in Arcady

    Albert Bigelow Paine

British Dictionary definitions for lias



the lowest series of rocks of the Jurassic system
Derived FormsLiassic (laɪˈæsɪk), adjective

Word Origin for Lias

C15 (referring to a kind of limestone), C19 (geological sense) from Old French liois, perhaps from lie lees, dregs, so called from its appearance
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