Sentence Examples

  • The bottom is in many parts the diluvium of lakes drained by the rivers.
  • The earlier geologists had been in the habit of dividing the Quaternary deposits into an older Diluvium and a younger Alluvium; the latter is still employed in England, but the former has dropped out of use, though it is still retained by some continental writers.
  • The Alluvium was distinguished from Diluvium by the fact that its mammalian fossils were representatives of still living forms, but it is a matter of great difficulty to separate these two divisions in practice.
  • But the most important technical use of the word is in geology, as introduced by C. Lyell in 1840 in place of " Diluvium."