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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Syenite  \Sy"e*nite\,  n.  [L.  Syenites  (sc.  lapis),  from  Syene, 
  Gr  ?.]  (Min.) 
  a  Orig.,  a  rock  composed  of  quartz,  hornblende,  and 
  feldspar,  anciently  quarried  at  Syene,  in  Upper  Egypt, 
  and  now  called  {granite}. 
  b  A  granular,  crystalline,  ingeous  rock  composed  of 
  orthoclase  and  hornblende,  the  latter  often  replaced  or 
  accompanied  by  pyroxene  or  mica.  Syenite  sometimes 
  contains  nephelite  (el[ae]olite)  or  leucite,  and  is  then 
  called  {nephelite  (el[ae]olite)  syenite}  or  {leucite 
  syenite}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Granite  \Gran"ite\,  n.  [It.  granito  granite,  adj.,  grainy,  p.  p. 
  of  granire  to  make  grainy,  fr  L.  granum  grain;  cf  F. 
  granit.  See  {Grain}.]  (Geol.) 
  A  crystalline,  granular  rock,  consisting  of  quartz,  feldspar, 
  and  mica,  and  usually  of  a  whitish,  grayish,  or  flesh-red 
  color.  It  differs  from  gneiss  in  not  having  the  mica  in 
  planes,  and  therefore  in  being  destitute  of  a  schistose 
  structure. 
 
  Note:  Varieties  containing  hornblende  are  common.  See  also 
  the  {Note}  under  {Mica}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  granite 
  n  1:  plutonic  igneous  rock  having  visibly  crystalline  texture 
  2:  something  having  the  quality  of  granite  (unyielding 
  firmness);  "a  man  of  granite" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Granite,  CO 
  Zip  code(s):  81228 
  Granite,  MD 
  Zip  code(s):  21163 
  Granite,  OK  (town,  FIPS  30950) 
  Location:  34.96294  N,  99.37830  W 
  Population  (1990):  1844  (587  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73547 
  Granite,  OR  (city,  FIPS  30500) 
  Location:  44.81056  N,  118.41941  W 
  Population  (1990):  8  (48  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Granite,  UT  (CDP,  FIPS  30900) 
  Location:  40.56743  N,  111.80560  W 
  Population  (1990):  3300  (903  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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