Friable sentence example
When heated to nearly a red heat it gives a porous friable mass which is known as "burnt alum."
The eastern portion of the county is generally of a light friable soil; the southern portion rocky and barren, with but little bog except in the neighbourhood of Newtown-Hamilton.
In each province they had found the best springs, beds of clay, paint, soapstone, flinty rock, friable stone for sculpture and hard, tenacious stone for tools, and used ashes for salt.
The soil generally is a sandy loam or a strong but friable clay, and very fertile.
It forms a white friable mass which after ignition is insoluble in acids.Advertisement
The heart muscle is normal, or soft and friable.
That Valerian had a part in constructing these remarkable works does not rest upon any historical basis; we may, however, believe that the Sassanian Ardashir, or his son Shapur I, finding that the river, having its bed in friable soil, was daily getting lower and finally threatened to leave the town and the Mian-do-ab district dry by not filling the Darian canal, engaged Roman workmen.
Often it occurs in the form of irregular friable lumps, like pieces of impure linseed oil-cake.
Above is  a friable silty loam (2.5yr 2.5/3 very dusky red) containing large pebbles.
The bones here were very friable whilst other long bones appeared reasonably strong.Advertisement
It contains a very high quartz and chert content, so that it is extremely friable.
This is because it can be heated and reheated more than 25 times before it becomes too friable to re-use.
These consist of layers of sand, silt and clay which are quite friable, especially in certain weather conditions.
Adding bulky organic matter builds a highly friable, water-retentive and fertile soil.
Experiments with fired clay and plaster stamps yielded similar problems to stone, and the plaster rapidly became friable.Advertisement
Filled with  a friable sandy loam (10yr 4/6 dark yellow brown) with various sized pebbles.
Above these is  friable sandy silt (10yr 3/4 dark yellow brown) with mixed stones.
The seed is placed into a loose friable tilth.
Yet it is in this stratum, and in this alone, that the catacombs are constructed; their engineers avoiding with equal care the solid stone of the tufa litoide and the friable pozzolana, and selecting the stratum of medium hardness, which enabled them to form the vertical walls of their galleries, and to excavate the loculi and cubicula without severe labour and also without fear of their falling in.
It seems fairly established that when the preliminary heating process of fermentation is drawing to a close, the cotton, hay, &c., having been converted into a highly porous friable and combustible mass, may then ignite in certain circumstances by the occlusion of oxygen, just as ignition is induced by finely divided metals.Advertisement
It requires to be raised in a gentle hot-bed, and the seedlings should be transplanted in May to a warm friable soil, in which they will flower freely.
The Spanish Iris must not be waterlogged in autumn and winter, preferring a loose, friable, sandy soil, which, however, should not be too poor, for it repays feeding with thoroughly rotten leaf-mould or manure.
A deep, friable loam, enriched with rotten manure, is a good soil for them, but they will grow well in a hot sandy soil if it be heavily manured and watered.
Moss Roses, for those that like them-few are worth growing-and those always on their own roots, if possible, in rather light, open, friable soil, not the heavy soil which is said so often to be good for Roses.
It succeeds in dry as well as damp positions, if it has a rich friable soil, or if when beginning to grow it is well watered.Advertisement
The soil should be light and friable, and about 1 foot in depth; and the bulbs planted about 4 inches deep.
These are hardy annuals, and may be sown either in autumn or in spring in the open border, in good friable soil.
It should then be thrown together in ridges and frequently turned, so as to be kept in an incipient state of fermentation, a little dryish friable loam being mixed with it to retain the ammonia given off by the dung.
Its grey houses have a neglected, almost a dilapidated appearance, from the friable stone of which they are constructed; and there are no buildings of antiquarian interest or striking architectural beauty, except, perhaps, the ruined citadel and the remnants of the town walls.
This maximum rate depends upon the kind of coal used, whether small, friable, bituminous or hard, upon the thickness of the fire, and upon the correct design and setting of the blast-pipe.Advertisement
Volcanic in origin - the Jebel ed-Druz is a group of extinct volcanoes - the friable volcanic soil is extraordinarily fertile.
In Mexico, Colombia and Peru the cutting of friable stone with tough volcanic hammers and chisels, as well as rude metallurgy, obtained, but the evidences of smelting are not convincing.
An elevated position with dry, friable, well-drained soil produces the best quality of leaves.
Certain districts, indeed, in which a layer of heavy loam underlies the porous and friable surface, are able to retain the moisture which elsewhere is absorbed.
Sound friable loam cut one sod deep from the surface of a pasture, and stacked up for twelve months in a heap or ridge, is invaluable to the gardener.Advertisement
It is annual, requires rich but friable soil, grows to about 3 or 4 ft.
Tea thrives best in light friable soils of good depth, through which water percolates freely, the plant being specially impatient of marshy situations and stagnant water.
When the tide is first admitted the heavier particles, which are pure sand, are first deposited; the second deposit is a mixture of sand and fine mud, which, from its friable texture, forms the most valuable soil; while lastly the pure mud subsides, containing the finest particles of all, and forms a rich but very tenacious soil.
Aspen wood makes but indifferent fuel, but charcoal prepared from it is light and friable, and has been employed in gunpowder manufacture.
The potato thrives best in a rather light friable loam; and in thin sandy soils the produce, if not heavy, is generally of very good quality.Advertisement
They are composed of friable crystalline schists..
These are separable into a lower group (Kundelungu) of red felspathic grits and into an upper group (Lubilasch) of white friable sandstones.
Its body is divisible into three portions, an upper capitulum bearing the mouth and tentacles, a median scapus covered by a friable cuticle, and a terminal physa which is rounded.
It is a long dead-level of rich fields, with a soil lighter in colour than that of Bengal or Behar; much more friable, and apt to split up into small cubes with a rectangular cleavage.
China-clay is white, friable and earthy.Advertisement
Specimens on the bark of trees require pressure until the bark is dry, lest they become curled; and those growing on sand or friable soil, such as Coniocybefurfuracea, should be laid carefully on a layer of gum in the box in which they are intended to be kept.
The product has a brilliant white fracture, a specific gravity of 4.87, very friable, but harder than quartz or steel.