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bluestone

[bloo-stohn] /ˈbluˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
a bluish, argillaceous sandstone used for building purposes, flagging, etc.
Origin of bluestone
1645-1655
1645-55; blue + stone
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  • It wuz a mixture of his hair and bluestone wrapped up in red flannel with new needles running all through it.

  • It was a great relief to reach the bluestone and prepare for action.

    A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
  • A copper plate is placed at the bottom of the glass jar, and upon this rests a solution of copper sulphate (bluestone).

    Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
  • Without building a fire or eating we started up the bluestone.

    A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
  • The smaller ones may be clipped off with scissors and the raw surface cauterized with bluestone.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • The term “bluestone” in the West of England meant holy stone.

    Archaic England Harold Bayley
  • A smooth road of bluestone with a surface like velvet, rarely broken by badly paved or badly worn sections, ran straight south.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • Lady Anna was in her room and Mrs. bluestone was sitting with her daughter.

    Lady Anna Anthony Trollope
  • Jockey Gillis measured the distance to the wire and waited until Montezuma and bluestone drew alongside.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
British Dictionary definitions for bluestone

bluestone

/ˈbluːˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a blue-grey sandstone containing much clay, used for building and paving
2.
the blue crystalline form of copper sulphate
3.
a blue variety of basalt found in Australia and used as a building stone
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