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 Silu’ria—that is,Silva’na. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Silu’rian Rocks.
 
A name given by Sir R. Murchison to what miners call gray-wacke, and Werner termed transition rocks. Sir Roderick called them Silurian because it was in the region of the ancient Silurs that he investigated them.   1
 


 Silu’ria—that is,Silva’na. 

 
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