detritus

Lemma

detritus

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EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Matter produced by detrition: esp. material eroded or washed away as gravel, sand, silt etc. 1

Nota

Ancient alluvion {''Diluvial detritus'') — including all superficial transported aqueous deposits which are unconnected with the present mechanical action of the waters.
1. This alluvion distinguished generally from common alluvial detritus by its antiquity — position — organic remains — not being in pro-
gress of formation, &c. &c.
2. Proofs of the former action of great denuding currents — forms of mountains — excavation of valleys — position of gorges, &c. — singular relations of many river channels to the elevated regions of
the country.
3. Further proofs, from the nature and position of the transported materials. Examples —
(1) Boulders of the Alps;
(2) Of the north-eastern plains of Europe ;
(3) Of the north of England.
4. Stratified masses of old alluvion — successive epochs of its formation on the flanks of the Alps, &c.
5. Organic remains. — (i.) In rolled masses derived from older formations. — (2.) Land and marine shells. — (3.) Bones of mammalia of extinct and living species, &c. &c. — No human bones (?)
6. Description of some remarkable species.
7. Great local deposits of bones. Examples.
8. Ossiferous Caverns, Osseous Brucias, &c.
2

Contesto

The relatively flat, low elevation (compared to surrounding mountainous regions) and semi-arid land within the AVA includes a wide variety of soil types, but is predominantly sand, mud silts, loess, and volcanic detritus on top of sedimentary bedrock. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[dı trΛıtәs] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Debris, rubble. 5

Abbreviazioni

DETR. from detrimental. 6

Etimologia

n., -L. dētritus, ‘ a rubbing away’, fr. détritus, pp. of dēterere. 7

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere,Corso di laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Wed Feb 4 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Sara Visconti rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : University of Oxford, Shorter Oxford English Dictionary,, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007, p. 665.

2 : «http://www.archive.org/stream/syllabusofcourse00sedguoft/syllabusofcourse00sedguoft_djvu.txt », (21/01/2009)

3 : «http://wine.appellationamerica.com/wine-review/374/New-AVA-in-Idaho.html», 26/01/2009

4 : Dr. Klein's, Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language,, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1971, p. 207.

5 : «http://www.thefreedictionary.com/detritus», (21/01/2009)

6 : Crowley E. T., Acronyms, Initialism & Abbreviations Dictionary,, Detroit, Gale Research Company Book Tower, 1980, p. 349.

7 : University of Oxford,, Shorter Oxford English Dictionary,, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007, p. 665.

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