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Definition of carboniferous

What is the definition of "carboniferous"?
  • carboniferousadjective
  • 1. Containing or producing carbon

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  • "The group with which we have to deal is called the carboniferous or coal bearing system, and it includes four classes of rocks, viz.: 1, sandstone; 2, shale or bind; 3, limestone; 4, coal and underclay."

    "It is one great sheet of old coral-reef and coral-mud, which is now called the carboniferous limestone."

    "Coal strata are nearly confined to the group termed the carboniferous formation."

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