June 30, 2009

Xhibit X

Please xamine this xenolith:

(At least I think it qualifies as a xenolith, an inclusion of one type of rock inside another. Or perhaps it is a xenocryst, an inclusion of a foreign crystal. If I am incorrect on both counts, you may give this post an x-rating.)
This xceptional find would be an xcellent Xmas gift for my geologist sister. Any good rock hunting site is her Xanadu.
Our X chromosomes are surely similar, and we have xiphoids that would look alike on X-ray, but someone must have X'd out the rock hound gene in me.
I should send her the xenolith (jasper with a crystalline intrusion - a geode in the making?) along with XOX (hugs and kisses.)
For more of Denise Nesbitt's ABC's, click here.

29 comments:

  1. Wow you did really well with all the x's!

    That is a really neat rock, at first glance I thought it was some sort of raw steak, until I read your post.

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  2. I think you must have swallowed the whole X-section of the dictionary, but so what? As long as we are having fun.

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  3. Xcellent post! What a great way to increase the vocabulary. And you always make good use of the words.
    Glad I'm not a rock xenophobe. Love the xenolith. What a great present for a geologist.

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  4. I'm sure she'll go x-any. great find

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  5. Great X post...I could hardly come up with one X, and you used so many...

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  6. Very cute...really it is Xcellent.

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  7. Too, too clever.Terrific and original uses of the letter X. I always enjoy coming here to see what you post.

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  8. Well, I'd give you an A+ for all those X's in your story! Great job and great photos, too. :D

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  9. Xellent post, Janie. I've never seen this many "X" words in one place... ha ha

    Have a good evening.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. I know all about rock formation as my partner is a former paleontologist. Xcellent choice and very informative post xplained well.

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  11. Great entry! Lots of xceptional xs!

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  12. I think you found them all - X is a very short section of the dictionary - great post!

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  13. I am just drooling over that xenolith! I can't believe that you found it and that you are considering giving it to your sister! How generous!
    Great post.

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  14. i didn't know about Xenolith! you got the x-tra mark for this! :)

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  15. I always get rocks for my birthday:) ... I collect trilobite fossils!

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  16. Ooooh, very cleverly done! That will make a precious birthday gift, all the more so for you having excavated it by your own fair hands.

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  17. What a fun post! It's an eXtremely eXcellent eXample. Thanks for sharing...and for adding to my vocabulary:)

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  18. Wonderful x's!
    I love rocks and my son has a huge collection.
    This one is beautiful!
    Sherry

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  19. I'm sorry I can't find another word with X, but be sure, that rock IS Xceptional :)
    Great post!

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  20. Janie, almost didn't read this post 'cause I thought it was rated X ! :-D

    Beautiful rocks, will have to get out the xylophone and play a little fanfare to celebrate this xtraordinary work of nature...

    Many thanks for your visits of late ! Always a pleasure to see new faces dropping in out of the blue blogosphere...

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  21. I would have been much quicker Xout. Interesting and beautiful Xrocks. I am interested in rocks. They are fascinating. Have you heard of thundereggs. Agates that form in Volcanos. Ancient man believed they fell from heaven in a storm that's why they are called thundereggs.

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  22. I was Xcited to Xamine your Xcellent post for ABC Wednesday. I wasn't Xpecting so many X-words!

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  23. wow that was educative! thank you!
    ans as usual your alliteration was superb!

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  24. Oh, very well done!! A witty and informative 'X' post! Ten out of ten! ;)

    Love the xenolith. I'd enjoy finding one of those, too.

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  25. A really best "X" post. Thanks for sharing and information.

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  26. What an xcellent find! I, too, love rocks but have never found anything quite like that.

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