cap rock
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  • Cap rock — Cap Cap (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cap-rock — ● cap rock, cap rocks nom masculin (anglais cap rock, de cap, coiffe, et rock, roche) Formation résultant de l hydratation ou de la dissolution de la partie supérieure d un dôme de sel (diapir) et aboutissant à un mélange de blocs prélevés sur… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cap rock — cap′ rock or cap′rock n. gel a mass of anhydrite, gypsum, or limestone immediately above the salt of a salt dome • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cap rock — n. a relatively impervious rock layer immediately overlying a deposit of oil, gas, salt, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cap rock — noun : cap I 2a(3) * * * Geol. 1. a mass of anhydrite, gypsum, or limestone immediately above the salt of a salt dome. 2. an impervious stratum overlying an oil or gas bearing structure. Also, caprock. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * cap rock noun A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cap rock — /ˈkæp rɒk/ (say kap rok) noun a layer of relatively hard or impervious rock which lies over some valuable deposit, as coal or an oil bearing rock. Also, caprock …   Australian English dictionary

  • cap rock — Geol. 1. a mass of anhydrite, gypsum, or limestone immediately above the salt of a salt dome. 2. an impervious stratum overlying an oil or gas bearing structure. Also, caprock. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cap Rock Escarpment — Sp Kalnų Uolýno skardis Ap Cap Rock Escarpment L JAV (Teksasas) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Cap — (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st {Cope}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cap in hand — Cap Cap (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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