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Agglomerate   /əglˈɑmərˌeɪt/   Listen
Agglomerate

noun
1.
Volcanic rock consisting of large fragments fused together.
2.
A collection of objects laid on top of each other.  Synonyms: cumulation, cumulus, heap, mound, pile.






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"Agglomerate" Quotes from Famous Books



... abundant crinoids and smaller organisms. It is polished in large slabs at Ashford, where crinoidal, black and "rosewood" marbles are produced. Volcanic rocks, locally called "Toadstone," are represented in the limestones by intrusive sills and flows of dolerite and by necks of agglomerate, notably near Tideswell, Millersdale and Matlock. Beds and nodules of chert are abundant in the upper parts of the limestone; at Bakewell it is quarried for use in the Potteries. At some points the limestone ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 - "Demijohn" to "Destructor" • Various



Words linked to "Agglomerate" :   cumulus, collection, bundle, muckheap, slagheap, pile, midden, stack, pyre, dunghill, assemblage, bunch, muckhill, clump, collective, cluster, shock, mound, aggregation, compost pile, heap, woodpile, stockpile, agglomerator, volcanic rock, accumulation, bunch up, scrapheap, compost heap, funeral pyre



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