Part of speech: noun

Any rock that readily splits or cleaves.

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Usage examples "schist":

  1. This killas is converted into hornblende- schist near the contact with the veins. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", 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", 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", Honore de Balzac.