Gritrock Grit"rock` (gr[i^]t"r[o^]k`), Gritstone Grit"stone` (-st[=o]n`)n. (Geol.) See {Grit}, n., 4. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gritstone — The Salt Cellar, a gritstone tor on Derwent Edge in the Peak District, England Gritstone or Grit is a hard, coarse grained, siliceous sandstone. This term is especially applied to such sandstones that are quarried for building material. British… …   Wikipedia

  • gritstone — Grit Grit, n. [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gre[ o]t grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grj[=o]t, and to E. groats, grout. See {Groats}, {Grout}, and cf. {Grail} gravel.] 1. Sand or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gritstone — noun A form of sedimentary rock, similar to sandstone but coarser …   Wiktionary

  • gritstone — n. sandstone that is hard and coarse grained which contains silica; sandstone, grit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gritstone — n. Grit, gritrock …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gritstone — noun a hard coarse grained siliceous sandstone • Syn: ↑grit, ↑gritrock • Derivationally related forms: ↑gritty (for: ↑grit), ↑grit (for: ↑gri …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cheshire Gritstone Trail — Stile on the Gritstone Trail near Tegg s Nose Length 35 miles (56 km) Location Northern Engl …   Wikipedia

  • Derbyshire Gritstone — The Derbyshire Gritstone is a breed of domestic sheep native to the United Kingdom. A hardy hill sheep, it is also one of the oldest British breeds.[1] [2] The Gritstone is generally found around Derbyshire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, and Lancashire.… …   Wikipedia

  • Peak District — Geobox|Protected Area name = Peak District native name = other name = other name1 = category local = National Park of England category iucn = V |240px image size = image caption = Peak District entrance stone on Hathersage Road, Sheffield country …   Wikipedia

  • Millstone Grit — The Salt Cellar, a gritstone tor on Derwent Edge in the Peak District, England Millstone Grit is the name given to any of a number of coarse grained sandstones of Carboniferous age which occur in the Northern England. The name derives from its… …   Wikipedia

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