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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Last fall, the California Water Resources Board set the new target at 6,392 feet - a level high enough to protect the ecosystem, but also low enough not to submerge the tufa, which have become a tourist attraction.
Tufa became only the third Ethiopian woman to win the London title when she held off Kenya's Mary Keitany to cross the line in two hours, 23 minutes and 22 seconds.
Ethiopia's Tufa ended Kenya's fouryear domination of the women's race with a surprise victory in 2:23:22.
Mirko Curti and a friend were following the cat at 10pm on Tuesday when it scampered towards a low tufa rock cliff close to his home near Via di Pietralata in a residential area of the city.
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Tufa, as he is endearingly called by family and friends, enthralled viewers and website visitors with the sounds from his Arabic tabla, or traditional drums.
Planting can start three weeks after the tufa has set, first covering the sink's drainage hole with broken earthenware or stones and then a layer of coarse gravel to prevent soil blockage later.
Twell, the world junior 1500m champion from Aldershot, battled in winds of more than 50 miles an hour but was beaten by the African trio of Linet Masai, Mestawet Tufa and Viola Kibiwott.
Twell battled with her opponents in winds which at times reached over 50 miles per hour but was beaten by the African trio of Linet Masai, Mestawet Tufa and Viola Kibiwott.
Kenyan Linet Masai dominated the women's race, pipping Ethiopian Mestewat Tufa.
Twell will be among a stellar field at Holyrood Park on Saturday - including Mestawet Tufa and Linet Masai, who last March claimed world championship silver and bronze medals at the venue.
The talk, sponsored by the Emerald Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, will focus on his rock garden, alpine house and tufa wall, including building information and growing techniques.
But the camera focuses on a handful of the 30,000 troops who landed on the inhospitable spec of volcanic ash and tufa that is Iwo Jima on Feb.
Local building materials, such as the volcanic tufa, did not lend themselves to the structural complexities of French gothic vaults, and, like most gothic churches in Italy, these were relatively simple.
All are in need of restoration--the local Tufa stone is relatively soft and is cracking in places--and they are currently protected by UNESCO-funded scaffolding and temporary roofs.