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shale

noun [U] uk   /ʃeɪl/ us  
a type of soft, grey rock, usually formed from clay that has become hard, that breaks easily into thin layers
Translations of “shale”
in Spanish esquistos…
in French schiste (bitumineux)…
in German der Schiefer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頁岩(易於裂成板片的軟岩石)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 页岩(易于裂成板片的软岩石)…
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