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 formed from mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of...
- hydrocarbons can be produced, called shale oil. Shale oil is a substitute for conventional crude oil; however, extracting shale oil is costlier than the production...
- 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...
- The Burgess Shale is a fossil-bearing deposit exposed in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. It is famous for the exceptional preservation...
- 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...
- The Bowland Shale or Bowland Shale Formation is a Carboniferous geological formation of Asbian (Visean) to Yeadonian (Bashkirian) age. It is known from...
- Shale is a sedimentary rock. Shale may also refer to: Shalë (river), a river in northern Albania Shalë, Albania, a muni****l unit in Shkodër County, northern...
- Christopher Michael Henry Shale (23 August 1954 – 25 June 2011) was a British businessman and Conservative politician. He was chairman of the West Oxfordshire...
- "All Hail Shale: Shale isn't Struts", DeveloperWorks, archived from the original on 2013-01-14 Krill, Paul (June 11, 2009), "Apache Shale Web framework...