What does the word Strata mean?

Usage examples for Strata

  1. Strange rock upheavals with writhing strata flanked the by- paths, a mystery and an invitation, and the man and woman left their hansom to shuffle, a pair of children, in the fallen leaves. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  2. She would go to live at the Strata, of course; and there would be Cyril and Bertram. – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. In the right- hand column I have noted the group of strata in which, according to our present information, the land, air, and water populations respectively appear for the first time; and in consequence of the ambiguity about the meaning of " fowl," I have separately indicated the first appearance of bats, birds, flying reptiles, and flying insects. – The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature Essay #4 from "Science and Hebrew Tradition" by Thomas Henry Huxley