Definition of Shale. Meaning of Shale. Synonyms of Shale

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Definition of Shale

Shale
Shale Shale, n. [AS. scealy, scalu. See Scalme, and cf. Shell.] 1. A shell or husk; a cod or pod. ``The green shales of a bean.' --Chapman. 2. [G. shale.] (Geol.) A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure. Bituminous shale. See under Bituminous.
Shale
Shale Shale, v. t. To take off the shell or coat of; to shell. Life, in its upper grades, was bursting its shell, or was shaling off its husk. --I. Taylor.

Meaning of Shale from wikipedia

- Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock, composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles)...
- hydrocarbons can be produced, called shale oil (not to be confused with tight oil—crude oil occurring naturally in shales). Shale oil is a substitute for conventional...
- Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations. Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United...
- cleavage. For example, slate is a foliated metamorphic rock, originating from shale. Non-foliated rock does not have planar patterns of strain. Rocks that were...
- Kerry Shale is a Canadian actor, voice-over artist and writer, based in London, England. Shale's film appearances include Barbra Streisand's Yentl, Michael...
- Shale oil is an unconventional oil produced from oil shale rock fragments by pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution. These processes convert...
- Shale oil extraction is an industrial process for unconventional oil production. This process converts kerogen in oil shale into shale oil by pyrolysis...
- use of the term "shale oil", meaning synthetic crude oil derived from oil shale, see shale oil. Tight oil (also known as shale oil, shale-hosted oil or light...
- Shale gas in the United States is an available source of natural gas. Led by new applications of hydraulic fracturing technology and horizontal drilling...
- Christopher Shale (23 August 1954 – 25 June 2011) was a British businessman and Conservative politician. He was chairman of the West Oxfordshire Conservative...
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