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 for Granite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Granite \Gran"ite\ (gr[a^]n"[i^]t), n. [It. granito granite,
     adj., grainy, p. p. of granire to make grainy, fr. L. granum
     grain; cf. F. granit. See Grain.] (Geol.)
     A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar,
     and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red
     color. It differs from gneiss in not having the mica in
     planes, and therefore in being destitute of a schistose
     structure.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Varieties containing hornblende are common. See also
           the Note under Mica.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Gneissoid granite, granite in which the mica has traces of
        a regular arrangement.
  
     Graphic granite, granite consisting of quartz and feldspar
        without mica, and having the quartz crystals so arranged
        in the transverse section like oriental characters.
  
     Porphyritic granite, granite containing feldspar in
        distinct crystals.
  
     Hornblende granite, or
  
     Syenitic granite, granite containing hornblende as well as
        mica, or, according to some authorities hornblende
        replacing the mica.
  
     Granite ware.
     (a) A kind of stoneware.
     (b) A Kind of ironware, coated with an enamel resembling
         granite.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Syenite \Sy"e*nite\, n. [L. Syenites (sc. lapis), from Syene,
     Gr. ?.] (Min.)
     (a) Orig., a rock composed of quartz, hornblende, and
         feldspar, anciently quarried at Syene, in Upper Egypt,
         and now called granite.
     (b) A granular, crystalline, ingeous rock composed of
         orthoclase and hornblende, the latter often replaced or
         accompanied by pyroxene or mica. Syenite sometimes
         contains nephelite (elaeolite) or leucite, and is then
         called nephelite (elaeolite) syenite or leucite
         syenite.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  granite
      n 1: plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture;
           generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
      2: something having the quality of granite (unyielding
         firmness); "a man of granite"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "granite":
     aa, abyssal rock, adamant, basalt, bedrock, block lava, bone,
     brash, breccia, brick, cement, concrete, conglomerate, crag,
     diamond, druid stone, festooned pahoehoe, flint, gneiss,
     heart of oak, igneous rock, iron, lava, limestone, living rock,
     magma, mantlerock, marble, metamorphic rock, monolith, nails, oak,
     pahoehoe, pillow lava, porphyry, pudding stone, regolith, rock,
     ropy lava, rubble, rubblestone, sandstone, sarsen, schist, scoria,
     scree, sedimentary rock, shelly pahoehoe, steel, stone, talus,
     tufa, tuff
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Granite -- U.S. County in Montana
     Population (2000):    2830
     Housing Units (2000): 2074
     Land area (2000):     1727.444113 sq. miles (4474.059524 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    5.669342 sq. miles (14.683527 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1733.113455 sq. miles (4488.743051 sq. km)
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             46.437588 N, 113.365536 W
     Headwords:
      Granite
      Granite, MT
      Granite County
      Granite County, MT
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Granite, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    1844
     Housing Units (2000): 533
     Land area (2000):     1.581010 sq. miles (4.094796 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.581010 sq. miles (4.094796 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            30950
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             34.962367 N, 99.381356 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     73547
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Granite, OK
      Granite
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Granite, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
     Population (2000):    24
     Housing Units (2000): 74
     Land area (2000):     0.398327 sq. miles (1.031663 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.002761 sq. miles (0.007152 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.401088 sq. miles (1.038815 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            30500
     Located within:       Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
     Location:             44.808774 N, 118.420162 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Granite, OR
      Granite
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Granite, UT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Utah
     Population (2000):    2018
     Housing Units (2000): 642
     Land area (2000):     1.468699 sq. miles (3.803912 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.468699 sq. miles (3.803912 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            30900
     Located within:       Utah (UT), FIPS 49
     Location:             40.571151 N, 111.809535 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Granite, UT
      Granite
  

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