tufa


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a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime

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hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash

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1660), a court musician who visited the garden in 1644: "Decorated and adorned with shells, mother-of-pearl, branches and bushes of corals in great numbers, seashells, snail shells of all kinds, sponges and crystals that appeared to the eye as real ice from which drips glittering rain, as if they were tears they seep out of openings between the crags at the feet of a gilded Mercury statue, which rises over a steep crevasse of tufa and crystals.
In the end Middleton's travels take him to a remote, vine-patioed lodge in the tufa mountains of Cappadocia.
There are many weekend choices only natives tend to know about, here; from renting a houseboat on Shasta Lake and visiting the tufa mounds and birds at Mono Lake to biking on Angel Island.
The Armenians built their religious edifices out of the pink volcanic tufa that has the unique properties to harden over time.
AQUEOUS GEOCHEMICAL STUDY OF TUFA CREEK, SHANNON COUNTY, MISSOURI.
Built of Tufa limestone, Concepcion's church walls never crumbled, so visitors see the original, 1755 unrestored church and convento.
Peat that accumulates in this type of wetland is often underlain by significant deposits of marl (Friesner & Potzger 1946; Swinehart & Parker 2000) or a peaty tufa (Stewart et al.
Tuesday, January 25: Ullenhall Gardening Club, talk, Raised Beds, Troughs and Tufa, by Dr John Page, Village Hall, 7.
At top, brush and tufa formations accent Mono Lake.
The land is a high plateau, its strange lunar landscape formed by a series of volcanic eruptions which laid down a deep layer of tufa in the Tertiary Period and then at the start of the Quaternary Period or even earlier, the volcanoes spewed out lava which laid down a layer of basalt and gnawed away at the tufa underneath, creating cones of tufa surmounted by basalt caps.
Livewire hooker Valere Tufa grabbed two tries, the Romanian front row destroyed the Bridgend pack and outside half Serban Guranescu kicked 15 points to help steal the game in dramatic fashion.
Our friend Tufa, watching with us one afternoon in 1995 as a woman struggled to round up her recalcitrant pig, commented 'keeping pigs is hard work, too much work' but then added, after a moment's thought, 'pigs are good to eat .
The Onufri Press in Elbasan, one of the most successful of Albania's new private publishing companies, is to be congratulated not only for this volume but for the many verse collections it has chosen to publish by promising young authors, among whom are Agron Tufa, Andi Bejtja, and a good representative selection of female writers: Flutura Acka, Lindita Arapi, Mira Meksi, and Irena Vreto.
Atop a foundation of basalt rock, the first two floors are usually built of a beautiful combination of tufa, and limestone in various colours.