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shale

noun [U]  us   /ʃeɪl/
earth science a type of rock consisting of solid material that has been pressed into thin layers
Translations of “shale”
in Vietnamese đá phiến…
in Spanish esquistos…
in Thai หินน้ำมัน…
in Malaysian shal…
in French schiste (bitumineux)…
in German der Schiefer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頁岩(易於裂成板片的軟岩石)…
in Indonesian serpih, batuan endapan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 页岩(易于裂成板片的软岩石)…
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