bluestone
noun Date: 1709 a building stone of bluish-gray color

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  • Bluestone — is the name given to several stones: (1) a feldspathic sandstone in the U.S., (2) a form of limestone native to the Shenandoah Valley in the U.S. (3) a form of dolerite which appears blue when wet or freshly broken in Britain, and (4) a basalt or …   Wikipedia

  • Bluestone — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Bluestone (Kentucky) Bluestone (Pennsylvania) Bluestone (Virginia) Bluestone (West Virginia) im Vereinigten Königreich: Bluestone (Pembrokeshire) Bluestone (Cheshire) Di …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bluestone — Blue stone , n. 1. Blue vitriol. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] 2. A grayish blue building stone, as that commonly used in the eastern United States. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bluestone — [blo͞o′stōn΄] n. ☆ 1. a blue gray sandstone that is easily split into thin slabs, used as flagstone 2. COPPER SULFATE 3. CHALCANTHITE …   English World dictionary

  • bluestone — /blooh stohn /, n. a bluish, argillaceous sandstone used for building purposes, flagging, etc. [1645 55; BLUE + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bluestone — noun a) A form of dolerite which appears blue when wet or freshly broken. b) Any of several massive stones used to construct …   Wiktionary

  • bluestone — n. bluish gray clay like sandstone used in building and paving …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bluestone — noun 1》 a bluish or grey building stone. 2》 any of the smaller dolerite stones forming the inner part of Stonehenge …   English new terms dictionary

  • bluestone — blue•stone [[t]ˈbluˌstoʊn[/t]] n. bui min a bluish sandstone • Etymology: 1645–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • bluestone — /ˈblustoʊn/ (say bloohstohn) noun 1. → blue vitriol. 2. a bluish argillaceous sandstone used for building purposes, flagging, etc. 3. → basalt …   Australian English dictionary

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