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  • gab•bronoun
  • 1. A usually coarse-grained igneous rock composed chiefly of calcic plagioclase and pyroxene. Also called norite.

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  • "As to the speed of cutting, in the experiment quoted a bit of rather friable "gabbro," measuring three-quarters of an inch on the face by five-eighths of an inch thick, was cut clean through in six minutes, or by 3000 turns of the wheel."

    "To illustrate the operations, I will describe a specific case, viz. that of grinding the section of "gabbro"'above described, for microscopical purposes."

    "Like labradorite and anorthite, it is a common constituent of basic igneous rocks, such as gabbro and basalt."

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