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Definition of Red sandstone
Red sandstoneSandstone Sand"stone`, n.
A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or
siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.
Note: Different names are applied to the various kinds of
sandstone according to their composition; as, granitic,
argillaceous, micaceous, etc.
Flexible sandstone (Min.), the finer-grained variety of
itacolumite, which on account of the scales of mica in the
lamination is quite flexible.
Red sandstone, a name given to two extensive series of
British rocks in which red sandstones predominate, one
below, and the other above, the coal measures. These were
formerly known as the Old and the New Red Sandstone
respectively, and the former name is still retained for
the group preceding the Coal and referred to the Devonian
age, but the term New Red Sandstone is now little used,
some of the strata being regarded as Permian and the
remained as Triassic. See the Chart of Geology. Red sandstone Red horse. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any large American red fresh-water sucker, especially
Moxostoma macrolepidotum and allied species.
(b) See the Note under Drumfish.
(Chem) See under Lead, and Minium.
Red-lead ore. (Min.) Same as Crocoite.
Red liquor (Dyeing), a solution consisting essentially of
aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in the fixation of
dyestuffs on vegetable fiber; -- so called because used
originally for red dyestuffs. Called also red mordant.
Red maggot (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the wheat midge.
Red manganese. (Min.) Same as Rhodochrosite.
Red man, one of the American Indians; -- so called from his
Red maple (Bot.), a species of maple (Acer rubrum). See
Red mite. (Zo["o]l.) See Red spider, below.
Red mulberry (Bot.), an American mulberry of a dark purple
color (Morus rubra).
Red mullet (Zo["o]l.), the surmullet. See Mullet.
Red ocher (Min.), a soft earthy variety of hematite, of a
Red perch (Zo["o]l.), the rosefish.
Red phosphorus. (Chem.) See under Phosphorus.
Red pine (Bot.), an American species of pine (Pinus
resinosa); -- so named from its reddish bark.
Red precipitate. See under Precipitate.
Red Republican (European Politics), originally, one who
maintained extreme republican doctrines in France, --
because a red liberty cap was the badge of the party; an
extreme radical in social reform. [Cant]
Red ribbon, the ribbon of the Order of the Bath in England.
Red sanders. (Bot.) See Sanders.
Red sandstone. (Geol.) See under Sandstone.
Red scale (Zo["o]l.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus
aurantii) very injurious to the orange tree in California
Red silver (Min.), an ore of silver, of a ruby-red or
reddish black color. It includes proustite, or light red
silver, and pyrargyrite, or dark red silver.
Red snapper (Zo["o]l.), a large fish (Lutlanus aya or
Blackfordii) abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and about the
Red snow, snow colored by a mocroscopic unicellular alga
(Protococcus nivalis) which produces large patches of
scarlet on the snows of arctic or mountainous regions.
Red softening (Med.) a form of cerebral softening in which
the affected parts are red, -- a condition due either to
infarction or inflammation.
Red spider (Zo["o]l.), a very small web-spinning mite
(Tetranychus telarius) which infests, and often
destroys, plants of various kinds, especially those
cultivated in houses and conservatories. It feeds mostly
on the under side of the leaves, and causes them to turn
yellow and die. The adult insects are usually pale red.
Called also red mite.
Red squirrel (Zo["o]l.), the chickaree.
Red tape, the tape used in public offices for tying up
documents, etc.; hence, official formality and delay.
Meaning of Red sandstone from wikipedia
may be any color
due to impurities within
the minerals, but the most common colors
are tan, brown, yellow, red
, grey, pink, white...
- Red Sandstone
to: Sandstone appearing red
due to the inclusion
of iron oxides
(hematite) Old Red Sandstone
, a British lithostratigraphic
- The Old Red Sandstone
is an ****emblage of rocks
in the North Atlantic region largely
age. It extends
in the east across Great
- The New Red Sandstone
geology, is composed
of beds of red sandstone
and ****ociated rocks
laid down throughout
– not to be confused
with Laurasia, – the Old Red Continent
or the Old Red Sandstone
Continent) was a minor supercontinent created
in the Devonian...
beds (or redbeds) are sedimentary
rocks, typically consisting
, siltstone, and shale, that are predominantly red
due to the presence...
fencing. The Old Red Sandstone
of the Anglo-Welsh Basin comprises
(alongside other rocks
- Red Sandstone Varied Productions
(RSVP) is an Irish performance
arts company. The organization, based
Cork, Ireland, has created public
- was built
in 1540 by the von Nißmitz brothers. For many centuries, red sandstone
in the region which
was used for castles
and farmhouses. Between...
nationally. Its English
fort is a translation
of the Hindustani
Lāl Qila, deriving
from its red
walls. As the residence
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