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date: 28 February 2020

shingle 

Source:
A Dictionary of Ecology
Author(s):

Michael Allaby

Beach pebbles, normally well rounded as a result of abrasion, whose diameters are typically 0.75–7.5 cm. They are made of resistant materials such as flint, which is the dominant constituent of the shingle beaches of south-eastern England, and they may show lateral sorting (e.g. the shingle of the Chesil Beach, Dorset, England, steadily increases in size over 29 km from west to east).... ...

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