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Cambrian


He drifted past saguaros and alkali flats, camped beneath escarpments of naked Precambrian stone.
Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  a geologic period that stretched from roughly 540 million years ago to 500 million years ago
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Cambrian Precambrian
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The term "Cambrian Explosion" arises because it is believed that many diverse faunas arose within this relatively short geologic period.
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  • He drifted past saguaros and alkali flats, camped beneath escarpments of naked Precambrian stone.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • A very rare Cambrian crustacean, she explained.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Amid cheers that rent the welkin, responded to by answering cheers from a big muster of henchmen on the distant Cambrian and Caledonian hills, the mastodontic pleasureship slowly moved away saluted by a final floral tribute from the representatives of the fair sex who were present in large numbers while, as it proceeded down the river, escorted by a flotilla of barges, the flags of the Ballast office and Custom House were dipped in salute as were also those of the electrical power…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Beside the road I saw a very large establishment, the greatest distributor of sea shells in the world—and this in Wisconsin, which hasn’t known a sea since pre-Cambrian times.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Cambrian [9] , Jurassic [6] , Cretaceous [7] , Mesozoic [8]
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