noun Etymology: whin, a hard rock Date: 1513 basaltic rock ; trap; also any of various other dark resistant rocks (as chert)

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  • Whinstone — is a term used in the quarrying industry to describe any hard dark coloured rock. Examples include the igneous rocks basalt and dolerite as well as the sedimentary rock chert. [ [http://thesaurus.english heritage.org.uk/thesaurus term.asp?thes no …   Wikipedia

  • Whinstone — Whin stone , n. [Whin + stone; cf. Scot. quhynstane.] A provincial name given in England to basaltic rocks, and applied by miners to other kind of dark colored unstratified rocks which resist the point of the pick. for example, to masses of chert …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whinstone — [hwin′stōn΄, win′stōn] n. [< WHIN2 + STONE] Chiefly Brit. any of several hard, igneous or basaltic rocks, esp. chert, occurring as dikes or flows …   English World dictionary

  • whinstone — /hwin stohn , win /, n. Chiefly Brit. any of the dark colored, fine grained rocks, esp. igneous rocks, as dolerite and basalt. [1505 15; dial. (Scots and N England) whin whinstone (ME quin < ?) + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • whinstone — noun Any hard dark coloured rock …   Wiktionary

  • whinstone — whin·stone || hwɪnstəʊn / w n. a hard and dense rock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whinstone — noun another term for whin2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • whinstone — /ˈwɪnstoʊn/ (say winstohn) noun any of the dark coloured fine grained rocks such as dolerite and basalt trap. {whin2 + stone} …   Australian English dictionary

  • whinstone — noun any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt) • Syn: ↑whin • Hypernyms: ↑rock, ↑stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christie's Foxhunter Chase — Ungraded race Christie s Foxhunter Chase Location Cheltenham Racecourse Cheltenham, England Inaugurated 1904 Race type Hunter chase Sponsor Christie s Website …   Wikipedia

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