Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ABC Wednesday -- X is for Xenolith

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To quote Wikipedia, "A xenolith (Greek: 'foreign rock') is a rock fragment which becomes enveloped in a larger rock during the latter's development and hardening."

I found this example at our local rock and brick store.

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4 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

xcellent word!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Cheryl said...

Wow! It took me awhile to track you down. I love your xenolith all to pieces.

Thanks for dropping by to visit. The biggest reason I chose this word too is because I'm a rock hound from way back when I was a little kid. I have more xenoliths and other oddities that any one human should be allowed!

Tumblewords: said...

Great photo. I like the 'rock and brick store' phrase.

Jay said...

Ooh, I do like rocks! Most excellent!

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

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