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This sedimentary rock was formed from a few millimeters of sediment that accumulated on the ocean floor each year.
  rock which has been created from layers of sediment laying on top of one another; one of three basic categories into which rocks can be classified
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Strongly Associated with:   igneous, metamorphic
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  • This sedimentary rock was formed from a few millimeters of sediment that accumulated on the ocean floor each year.
  • Sedimentary rocks can explode in a fire.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • She set down a bowl of tortilla chips and a casserole dish filled with elaborate dip in multicolored strata, like sedimentary rock.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • For another thing, he didn’t have any idea how to "name three sedimentary strata you observe" or "describe two examples of erosion."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero

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  • Igneous, sedimentary and something else.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Momů Now her voice changes, hardens, sedimentary stone.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • "Nothing, nothing," Joe said, and he hurried outside into the sedimentary heat of the settling day.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Iceland, being absolutely without sedimentary soil, is composed exclusively of volcanic tufa; that is to say, of an agglomeration of stones and of rocks of a porous texture.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Driving through the neighborhoods of Colorado Springs often seems like passing through layers of sedimentary rock, each one providing a snapshot of a different historical era.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I did my study assignments every night and pounded the floor and pounded the boards in the old gym, good riddance to bad beginnings, blood beginnings, and I was ready for this, hammering hard surfaces on some country road in the julepy haze of a midsummer day, feeling the dead soul slowly drain out of me, the sedimentary stuff of who I was, gone in the dancing air of insects and pollen.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • It is very probable that many a landslip took place in those days, and that large portions of sedimentary soil were cast into huge and mighty chasms.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • I have listened to you earnestly and with patience, Harry, and I have a simple and clear answer to your objections: and that is, that this itself is a sedimentary soil.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Because it is well known that animal life only existed on earth during the secondary period, when the sedimentary soil was formed by the alluviums, and thus replaced the hot and burning rocks of the primitive age.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • It now appeared clear that we were walking upon a kind of sedimentary soil, formed like all the soils of that period, so frequent on the surface of the globe, by the subsidence of the waters.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
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Associated words [difficulty]:   sedimentary [8] , igneous [9] , obsidian [4] , mica [5] , magma [6] , basalt [7] , gneiss [9] , igneous [9] , petrology [9]
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