Oriskany

• (a.) Designating, or pertaining to, certain beds, chiefly limestone, characteristic of the latest period of the Silurian age.
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oriskany

<geology> Designating, or pertaining to, certain beds, chiefly limestone, characteristic of the latest period of the Silurian age. Oriskany period, a subdivision of the American Paleozoic system intermediate or translational in character between the Silurian and Devonian ages. See Chart of Geology. ... Origin: From Oriskany, in New York. ... ...
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Oriskany

O·ris'ka·ny adjective [ From Oriskany , in New York.] (Geol.) Designating, or pertaining to, certain beds, chiefly limestone, characteristic of the latest period of the Silurian age. Oriskany period , a subdivision of the American Paleozoic system intermediate or translationa...
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Oriskany

The USS Oriskany was an American Essex Class fleet aircraft carrier of 27100 tons displacement launched in 1945. The USS Oriskany was powered by eight Babcock and Wilcox boilers providing a top speed of 33 knots. She carried a complement of 2900 and normally 82 aircraft though up to 103 could be carried. She was armed with ten 5 inch guns; seventy-...
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