paper shale

noun

Definition of paper shale

: a very thinly laminated shale

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History and Etymology for paper shale

so called from its layers suggesting sheets of paper

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“Paper shale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paper%20shale. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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