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[bloo-stohn] /ˈbluˌstoʊn/
a bluish, argillaceous sandstone used for building purposes, flagging, etc.
Origin of bluestone
1645-55; blue + stone Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


a blue-grey sandstone containing much clay, used for building and paving
the blue crystalline form of copper sulphate
a blue variety of basalt found in Australia and used as a building stone
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