What does the word schist mean?

Usage examples for schist

  1. This killas is converted into hornblende- schist near the contact with the veins. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. For instance, an igneous rock may become a schist without going through the intermediate stage of sedimentation. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  3. Between Roche- Vive and Montegnac there are three distinct mountains with three hollows between them, down which the waters, stopped by the schist barrier, turn off into the Gabou. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac