Any of various medium-grained to coarse-grained metamorphic rocks composed of laminated, often flaky parallel layers of chiefly micaceous minerals.(noun)
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Use "schist" in a sentence
"Through the years, the wineries have carved amazing steep terraces for grape growing along the banks of the Douro, and there is a unique soil called schist."
"It is here, on top of a thin layer of flaky ocher-colored rock, known as schist, that the vine is at its most unexpected."
"The flake mica produced in the U.S. comes from several sources: the metamorphic rock called schist as a by-product of processing feldspar and kaolin resources, from placer deposits, and from pegmatites."