bowen’s reaction series
Bowen’s reaction series
A schematic description of the order in which minerals form during the cooling and solidification of magma and of the way the newly formed minerals react with the remaining magma to form yet another series of minerals. The series is named after American geologist Norman L. Bowen (1887-1956), who first described the scheme.
a compact and dense variety of green serpentine resembling jade. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2 Various
a leafy shelter or recess; arbor. a rustic dwelling; cottage. a lady’s boudoir in a medieval castle. to enclose in or as in a bower; embower. an anchor carried at a ship’s bow. a person or thing that bows or bends. a musician, as a violinist, who performs with a bow on a stringed instrument. […]
any of several oscine birds of the family Ptilonorhynchidae, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, the males of which build bowerlike, decorated structures to attract the females. noun any of various songbirds of the family Ptilonorhynchidae, of Australia and New Guinea. The males build bower-like display grounds in the breeding season to attract the […]
containing bowers; leafy; shady: a bowery maze. (among the Dutch settlers of New York) a farm or country seat. the Bowery, a street and area in New York City, historically noted for its cheap hotels and saloons and peopled by the destitute and homeless. Contemporary Examples Max Fish, Lost At Sea Joshua David Stein July […]