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bluestone

[bloo-stohn]
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noun
  1. a bluish, argillaceous sandstone used for building purposes, flagging, etc.

Origin of bluestone

First recorded in 1645–55; blue + stone
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  • It was a great relief to reach the Bluestone and prepare for action.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

  • Without building a fire or eating we started up the Bluestone.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

  • On reaching the Bluestone we halted while the savages collected their horses.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

  • The term “Bluestone” in the West of England meant holy stone.

    Archaic England

    Harold Bayley

  • Mrs. Bluestone was quite unhappy because you would not come.

    Lady Anna

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for bluestone

bluestone

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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