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BOULDER (short for " boulder-stone," ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 319 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BOULDER (short for " boulder-stone," of uncertain origin; cf. Swed. bullersten, a large stone which causes a noise of rippling water in a stream, from bullra, to make a loud noise), a large stone, weathered or water-worn; especially a geological term for a large mass of rock transported to a distance from the formation to which it belongs. Similarly, in mining, a mass of ore found at a distance from the lode.
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