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Waste of generally small material, in a quarry, left after selection of larger grading.
Any stone processed from a quarry.
(1) The youngest geologic period; includes the present time. (2) The latest period of time in the stratigraphic
column, 0 2 million years, represented by local accumulations of glacial (PLEISTOCENE) and post-glacial (HOLOCENE)
deposits which continue, without change of fauna, from the top of the Pliocene (Tertiary). The quaternary appears to be an
artificial division of time to separate pre-human from post-human sedimentation. As thus defined, the quaternary is
increasing in duration as man's ancestry becomes better understood.
QUAY (pronounced KEY)
A stretch of paved bank, or a solid artificial landing place parallel to the navigable waterway, for use in loading and
Loose, yielding, wet sand which offers no support to heavy objects. The upward flow of the water has a velocity
that eliminates contact pressures between the sand grains and causes the sand-water mass to behave like a fluid that yields
easily to pressure and tends to suck down heavy objects.
Appendix A Glossary of Coastal Terminology