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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grit, gritrock, gritstonenoun

    a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone

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  1. gritstonenoun

    A form of sedimentary rock, similar to sandstone but coarser.

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  1. Gritstone

    Gritstone or grit is a hard, coarse-grained, siliceous sandstone. This term is especially applied to such sandstones that are quarried for building material. British gritstone was used for millstones to mill flour, to grind wood into pulp for paper and for grindstones to sharpen blades. "Grit" is often applied to sandstones composed of angular sand grains. It may commonly contain small pebbles."Millstone Grit" is an informal term for a succession of gritstones which are to be found in the Pennines (including the Peak District) of northern England. These sediments were laid down in the late (upper) Paleozoic era, in the Carboniferous period, in deltaic conditions. The Millstone Grit Group is a formal stratigraphic term for this sequence of rocks. The gritstone edges of the Peak District are an important climbing area and the rock is much relished by English climbers, among whom it has almost cult status and is often referred to as "God's own rock". The rough surface provides outstanding friction, enabling climbers to stand on or grip the subtlest of features in the rock. (See the main article on rock climbing in the Peak District.)

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  1. gritstone

    Gritstone is a hard, coarse-grained, siliceous variety of sandstone, often used as a building material, and traditionally used for millstones. This sedimentary rock consist predominantly of compacted and cemented sand grains, typically quartz. The name gritstone is mainly used in the UK, while in other regions it may be referred to as arenite. The grit size can vary greatly, leading to different types of gritstone such as fine, medium, or coarse-grit. It is particularly known for its high resistance to weathering and erosion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gritstonenoun

    see Grit, n., 4

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  1. Gritstone

    Gritstone or grit is a hard, coarse-grained, siliceous sandstone. This term is especially applied to such sandstones that are quarried for building material. British gritstone was used for millstones to mill flour, to grind wood into pulp for paper and for grindstones to sharpen blades. "Grit" is often applied to sandstones composed of angular sand grains. It may commonly contain small pebbles. "Millstone Grit" is an informal term for a succession of gritstones which are to be found in the Peak District and Pennines of northern England. These sediments were laid down in the late Paleozoic era, in the Carboniferous period, in deltaic conditions. The Millstone Grit Group is a formal stratigraphic term for this sequence of rocks. The gritstone edges of the Peak District are an important climbing area and the rock is much relished by English climbers, among whom it has almost cult status and is often referred to as "God's own rock". The rough surface provides outstanding friction, enabling climbers to stand on or grip the subtlest of features in the rock..

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gritstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gritstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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