Shale Adjectives | Words to describe Shale

  • Friable
  • Bituminous
  • Soft
  • Loose
  • How do you describe Shale?

    • 1. It is carburetted hydrogen gas, and is cooled from a soft shale or slate, which is sometimes bituminous, and contains more or less carbonate of lime. 🔊
    • 2. The character of the formation, the stone, the bands of fireclay, and of black friable shale, are very distinct, and there is in my mind no doubt whatever of the existence of coal. 🔊
    • 3. They occur also in Canada, where these forms were first recognised by the writer in the bituminous shale of Kettle Point, Lake Huron. 🔊
    • 4. She shivered as the loose shale, ploughed by the pony's flying hoofs, slithered down the slope at every plunge. 🔊