Elsewhere we find a predominance of shales passing into grits at the top of the system, the change indicating the incoming of the shallow-water phase before the commencement of the second continental period.
Much of the material of the grits and muds may be derived from volcanic rocks, though how far this is so cannot be stated in the absence of information obtained by detailed petrological examination of the rocks.
The Wenlock beds consist of shales, and the Ludlow beds of gritty shales beneath, and massive flags and grits at the summit.
They consist chiefly of basal conglomerates, succeeded by alternations of grits and shales, though the latter are often converted into slates, owing to the subsequent production of cleavage.
The Llandovery-Tarannon rocks are of the graptolite-shale type, intercalated with finegrits in the case of the beds of Tarannon age.
The Upper Ludlow beds consist mainly of grits and flags, often coloured red towards the summit.
Cooked hominy grits or chopped boiled macaroni may be used in place of rice.
Note: This term, derved from the grauwacke of German miners, was formerly applied in geology to different grits and slates of the Silurian series; but it is now seldom used.
Conybeare in 1821 to the coal-bearing strata of England and Wales, including the related grits and limestones immediately beneath them.
These are dark slates and thin-bedded grits with enormous masses of interbedded igneous rocks, lavas and ashes, the product of contemporaneous volcanoes.
The rocks of Cardiganshire consist of shales, slates and grits which have been folded and uptilted so that nowhere do they retain their original horizontality.
Devon are the Devonian limestones, gritsand shales; the corresponding Old Red Sandstone type of the system (marls and sandstones) being exposed over a large part of Herefordshire, stretching also into Shropshire and Monmouth.
Devon is occupied by the Culm shales, limestones andgrits of Carboniferous age.
In the same two areas we find the Silurian rocks, shales and limestones with grits and flags.
In all cases where a man worked, he received the regular weekly allowance of one peck of grits and one pound of meat, in addition to what he received for his work.
One peck of grits and one pound of pork to a family of seven for one week was the regular Red Cross supply, and this was given to all who needed assistance, and the laboring men received one peck and one pound for their work.
The living ration for a family of seven was half a peck of grits a week and a pound of pork, simply as an insurance against starvation for those not having work.
All the workmen were paid from headquarters through their overseer, who received the clothing, grits and meat, and proportioned it to each man.
I kept a complete record of all goods received and everything given out, from a pint of grits to a barrel of clothing.
Food stuff was distributed in the following amount: Grits 1,527 bushels.
Near Rothesay and along the hill slopes west of Loch Fad there are parallel strips of grits and phyllites.
And the chickens, featherless but indomitable, were enjoying the milder weather as they pecked at the grain and grits which the steward had just placed in their feeding-trough.
Dey raise de food and havegrits ground in de grits mill.
Immediately opposite to this building is a small shed, which they call the cook's shop, and where the daily allowance of rice and corn grits of the people is boiled and distributed to them by an old woman, whose special business this is.
The Reformers, as the Clear Grits preferred to call themselves officially, should perhaps have been content with so much progress.
In Denbighshire and Merionethshire the upper portion of the Denbighshire Grits belongs to this horizon: viz.
In the Silurian area of the Lake district the Coldwell beds, forming the upper part of the Coniston Flags, are the equivalents of the Lower Ludlow; they are succeeded by the Coniston Grits (4000 ft.