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Siluʹrian Rocks

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A name given by Sir R. Murchison to what miners call gray-wacke, and Werner termed transition rocks. Sir Roderick called them Silurian because it was in the region of the ancient Silurēs that he investigated them.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Silenus
Silhouette
Silk
Silk Gown
Silk Purse
Silken Thread
Silly is the German selig (blessed)
Silly Season (The)
Siluria—that is
Silurian Rocks
Silvana
Silvanella
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