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Agglomerate   Listen
Agglomerate  n.  
A collection or mass.
(Geol.) A mass of angular volcanic fragments united by heat; distinguished from conglomerate.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Agglomerate" Quotes from Famous Books

... patron. The grand experiment was duly made; the golden marks were put into a crucible, with a quantity of salt, copperas, aquafortis, egg-shells, mercury, lead, and dung. The alchymists watched this precious mess with intense interest, expecting that it would agglomerate into one lump of pure gold. At the end of three weeks they gave up the trial, upon some excuse that the crucible was not strong enough, or that some necessary ingredient was wanting. Whether any thief had put his hands into the crucible is not known, but it is certain that the gold found ...
— Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions - Vol. I • Charles Mackay

... AGGLOMERATE (from the Lat. agglomerare, to form into a ball, glomus, glomeris), a term used in botany, meaning crowded in a close cluster or head, and, in geology, applied to the accumulations of coarse volcanic ejectamenta ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

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