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  • granitelike — adj. as hard as granite. Syn: granitic, rocklike, stony. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • granitelike — adjective see granite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • granitelike — adjective hard as granite a granitic fist • Syn: ↑granitic, ↑rocklike, ↑stony • Similar to: ↑hard • Derivationally related forms: ↑granite …   Useful english dictionary

  • granite — noun Etymology: Italian granito, from past participle of granire to granulate, from grano grain, from Latin granum Date: 1646 1. a very hard natural igneous rock formation of visibly crystalline texture formed essentially of quartz and orthoclase …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • granite — granitic /greuh nit ik/, adj. granitelike, adj. /gran it/, n. 1. a coarse grained igneous rock composed chiefly of orthoclase and albite feldspars and of quartz, usually with lesser amounts of one or more other minerals, as mica, hornblende, or… …   Universalium

  • granite paper — paper containing fibers of various colors that give it a granitelike appearance. * * * …   Universalium

  • Thar Desert — /terr, tahr/ a desert in NW India and S Pakistan. ab. 100,000 sq. mi. (259,000 sq. km). Also called Indian Desert. * * * or Great Indian Desert Region of hot, dry desert, northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan. Its undulating surface is… …   Universalium

  • adamant — Synonyms and related words: adamantine, at a standstill, cast iron, dour, firm, flintlike, flinty, frozen, granitelike, granitic, grim, hard, hard core, immobile, immotile, immotive, immovable, immutable, implacable, impliable, inductile,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bony — Synonyms and related words: angular, bone, cement, cemental, concrete, corneous, dense, diamondlike, dure, flat, flat chested, fleshless, flintlike, flinty, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gawky, granitelike, granitic, hard, hard as nails, hardhearted,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cement — Synonyms and related words: Tarmac, Tarvia, accouple, accumulate, adamant, adhere, adherent, adhesive, adobe, affix, agglutinate, amass, anchor, annex, articulate, ashlar, asphalt, assemble, associate, attach, band, barnacle, belay, bind, biscuit …   Moby Thesaurus

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