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" These planes are marked by angular debris near the mountains, and by elongated upright calcareous concretions elsewhere. This remarkable combination of softness with great strength and stability of exposed surfaces is of inestimable value in a woodless... "
A Text-book of Geology - Page 13
by Albert Perry Brigham - 1900 - 477 pages
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Biennial Report of the Bureau of Agriculture, Statistics, Mines, and ...

Tennessee. Bureau of Agriculture, Statistics, and Mines - Agriculture - 1887
...surface. Here " thousands of villages are excavated in the most, systematic manner at the base of the cliffs of Loess. Doors and windows pierced through...suites of rooms, which are separated by natural walls, often plastered with cement made from the Loess concretions. These are the comfortable dwellings of...
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The Ice Age in North America, and Its Bearings Upon the Antiquity of Man

George Frederick Wright, Warren Upham - Glacial epoch - 1889 - 622 pages
...surfaces is of inestimable value in a woodless country. In Asia, thousands of villages are excavated in a most systematic manner at the base of cliffs of loess....millions of Chinese farmers, and correspond to the ruder dug-outs of Nebraska. To the same qualities is due the fact that the loess districts of China...
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The ice age in North America: and its bearings upon the antiquity of man

George Frederick Wright - Glacial epoch - 1911 - 763 pages
...surfaces is of inestimable value in a woodless country. In Asia, thousands of villages are excavated in a most systematic manner at the base of cliffs of loess....millions of Chinese farmers, and correspond to the ruder dug-outs of Nebraska. To the same qualities is due the fact that the loess districts of China...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

1879
...marked by angular debris near the mountains, and by elongated upright calcareous concretions elsewhere. This remarkable combination of softness with great...millions of Chinese farmers, and correspond to the ruder "dugouts" of Nebraska. To the same qualities is due the fact that the loess districts of China...
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