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ragstone

/ˈræɡˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a hard sandstone or limestone, esp when used for building Also called rag, ragg
Word Origin
C14: from rag4 + stone
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  • This is a structure of Kentish ragstone in a Gothic style with small steeple.

    Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • The building is faced with Kentish ragstone, and all the dressings are of Boxhill buttstone.

    Chelsea George Bryan
  • It is faced with Kentish ragstone, and was consecrated 1862.

    Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • It was composed of chalk, ragstone, and rubble, exactly resembling the walls of the church.

    The Knights Templars C. G. (Charles Greenstreet) Addison
  • It is built of ragstone with bath-stone dressings, and covered with slate.

    The Church Index William Pepperell
  • The church is built of Kentish ragstone, and is in a plain Early English style, with an apse at the east end.

    Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • Henry V. granted the City free passages for four boats and four carts, to bring lime, ragstone, and freestone for the works.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • On the west side again is Trinity Church, date 1872, a small church of ragstone with red-tiled roof.

    Hampstead and Marylebone Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • When this is the case, the flat slabs of the upper limestone (ragstone) are usually better than slate.

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