In the geological history of France there have been two great periods of folding since Archean times.
Then we had another tussle over folding her napkin.
He sat, sunk deep in a folding armchair, and continually cleared his throat and pulled at the collar of his coat which, though it was unbuttoned, still seemed to pinch his neck.
She paused, folding the blanket.
The town was choked with visitors, some already staking out their spots with folding chairs to view the later festivities—the last hurrah of the holiday.
I was folding clothes in the laundry room.
Folding her legs beneath her, she took a deep breath and closed her eyes.
Cynthia took Edith's place on the sofa and began folding the ancient underwear.
"It's a chemise," Cynthia answered, folding yet another article.
He removed his jacket, folding it carefully and placing it over the back of the visitor's chair.
Dean began to fill the suitcase and Hunter helped him by folding the suits.
He pulled out a chair and straddled it, folding his arms across the back of it.
She straightened, folding her arms across her chest and eyed him cautiously.
He leaned against the counter, folding his arms across his chest.
He rose from his chair and removed his jacket, carefully folding it and laying it over the back of the recliner.
Jonathan was in his room, practicing the violin and she was folding towels on their bed when Alex returned.
"Maybe you should put it on my desk," he concluded, folding muscular arms across his chest and gazing down at her fondly.
He started the coffeemaker and faced her, folding his arms across his thick chest.
In the eastern region this was the last folding which has affected the country, and the Mesozoic and Tertiary beds are almost undisturbed.
There were, therefore, two principal epochs of folding in the island, one at the close of the Palaeozoic era which affected the whole of the island, and one at the close of the Mesozoic which was felt only in the western region.
No great mountain chain was ever raised by a single effort, and folding went on to some extent in other periods besides those mentioned.
The mouth may be a simple, circular pore at the extremity of the manubrium, or by folding of the edges it may become square or shaped like a Maltese cross, with four corners and four lips.
Wide areas, giving rise to oceanic depressions and leaving the continents protuberant; the other, folding along comparatively narrow belts, giving rise to mountain ranges.
The latter is, in comparison with mammals, represented by its middle portion only, the vermis; in a sagittal section it shows an extremely well developed arbor vitae, produced by the transverse, repeated folding of the whole organ.
Both lengthwise and transversely, and doubled up beneath the elytron; to permit the transverse folding, the longitudinal nervures are interrupted.
The most striking feature in the geology of Russia is its remarkable freedom from disturbances, either in the form of mountain folding or of igneous intrusions.
Only in the Urals, the Caucasus, the Timan Mountains, the region of the Donets coalfield, and the Kielce Hills is there any sign of the great folding from which nearly the whole of the rest of Europe has suffered at one time or another.
- In the Western Church its actual form is that of a sort of folding cap consisting of two halves which, when not worn, lie flat upon each other.
North of the folded belt, and including Emery the greater part of Siberia, Mongolia and northern China, lies another area which is, in general, free from any important folding of Mesozoic or Tertiary age.
In the extreme north, in the Verkhoyansk range and in the mountains of the Taimyr peninsula, there are indications of another zone of folding of Mesozoic or later date, but our information concerning these ranges is very scanty.
The belt of folding does not precisely coincide with this central sea, but the correspondence is fairly close.
This latest and also highest range was formed by tremendous thrusts from the Pacific side, crumpling and folding the ancient sedimentary rocks, which run from the Cambrian to the Cretaceous, and faulting them along overturned folds.
The first notable folding of the Sierras that has been definitely determined dates from this time, and many other mountains of the west were begun or rejuvenated.
Deformative movements resulting in close folding were not common at this time, but such movements affected some of the coast ranges of California.
In Western Utah and through most of Nevada many of the blocks exhibit deformed structures, involving folds and faults of relatively ancient (Jurassic) date; so ancient that the moun~ tains then formed by the folding were worn down to the lowland stage of old age before the block-faulting occurred.
Its highly nutritious leaves and stems are usually consumed by folding the sheep upon it where it grows, there is no green food upon which they fatten faster.
The higher part of the Cretaceous is absent, and it appears to have been during this period that the principal folding of the older beds took place.
If the bedding be traced, either in the slates or in the other rocks which accompany them, flexures will be frequently observed (the folding often being of an isoclinal type), while reversed faulting, or thrusting, is usually also conspicuous.
Asymmetry of the folds is a marked characteristic in the zones of closer folding, the anticlines having long gently inclined easterly limbs, and short, steep and even overturned limbs upon the west.
Folding of the rocks resulted from the operation of great compressive forces acting tangentially to the figure of the earth.
Parallelism of mountain ridges and intervening valleys is thus attributable to the folding of the rocks, but the origin of the interior structure of the mountains is to be kept distinct from the origin of the mountains as features of topography.
The folding of this zone took place during the Miocene period.