- [gɔ:lt]noun Geology a series of Cretaceous clays and marls forming strata in southern England.OriginC16: possibly related to Old Swed. galt, neut. of galder 'barren'.
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Gault Clay — The Gault Clay is a formation of stiff blue clay deposited in a calm, fairly deep water marine environment during the Lower Cretaceous Period (Upper and Middle Albian). It is well exposed in the coastal cliffs at Copt Point in Folkestone, Kent,… … Wikipedia
Gault — Gault, n. [Cf. Norw. gald hard ground, Icel. gald hard snow.] (Geol.) A series of beds of clay and marl in the South of England, between the upper and lower greensand of the Cretaceous period. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
gault — n. Geol. 1 a series of clay and marl beds between the upper and lower greensand in S. England. 2 clay obtained from these beds. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn … Useful english dictionary
gault — noun Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse gald hard packed snow Date: 1575 chiefly British a heavy thick clay soil … New Collegiate Dictionary
gault — noun A type of stiff, blue clay, sometimes used for making bricks … Wiktionary
gault — n. heavy clay … Dictionary of difficult words
Argile du Gault — Affleurement de l’argile du Gault sur une plage à proximité des falaises crayeuses de Beachy Head, dans le Sussex de l Est. L’argile du Gault (dite parfois « argile albienne ») es … Wikipédia en Français
Channel Tunnel — Map of the Channel Tunnel Overview Location English Channel (Strait of Dover) Coordinates Folkestone … Wikipedia
Greensand — is an olive green coloured sandstone rock which is commonly found in narrow bands, particularly associated with bands of chalk and clay worldwide; it has been deposited in marine environments at various times during Earth history, such as during… … Wikipedia
Weald — The Weald (PronEng|wɪəld) is the name given to a physiographic area in south east England situated between the parallel chalk escarpments of the North and the South Downs. It should be regarded in two separate parts: the sandstone High Weald in… … Wikipedia