Overlying: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature OverlyingThis lowest part of the glacier was not entirely free from danger, as the crevasses were often rendered quite invisible by a thin overlying layer of snow.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.Her face, still beautiful, was particularly seductive for its Creole complexion, the vividness of which can be described only by comparing it to muslin overlying crimson, so equally is the whiteness suffused with color.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Marriage Contract (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).The frost has been so severe of late that the overlying snow is frozen as hard as granite, otherwise we might have had the footsteps to guide us.ndash;Arthur Conan Doyle in The Captain of the Polestar.He ascended the ladder to have one more look at the point the men had designated, and perched himself on the highest rung, overlying the tiles.ndash;Thomas Hardy in Jude the Obscure.The heap overlying the body was for the most part fine and dusty, but in immense quantity.ndash;Thomas Hardy in A Pair of Blue Eyes.The thick familiar beds of chalk, which stretch irregularly from Ireland to the Crimea, and from the south of Sweden to the south of France, plainly tell of an overlying sea.ndash;Joseph McCabe in The Story of Evolution.Some bosses have broken and faulted the overlying beds; some have forced the rocks aside and melted them away.ndash;W.H. Norton in The Elements of Geology.The decomposition of the spores has made the shales highly bituminous, and the oil and gas have accumulated in the reservoirs of overlying porous sandstones.ndash;W.H. Norton in The Elements of Geology.Whether rocks bend or break depends on the character and condition of the rocks, the load of overlying rocks which they bear, and the amount of the force and the slowness with which it is applied.ndash;W.H. Norton in The Elements of Geology.We may believe that at depths which must be reckoned in tens of thousands of feet the load of overlying rocks is so great that rocks of all kinds yield by folding to lateral pressure, and flow instead of breaking.ndash;W.H. Norton in The Elements of Geology.
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