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

    A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
  • Without building a fire or eating we started up the bluestone.

    A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
  • The term “bluestone” in the West of England meant holy stone.

    Archaic England Harold Bayley
  • "You have promised to write, and you are bound to keep your promise," said Mrs. bluestone.

    Lady Anna

    Anthony Trollope
  • Mrs. bluestone was quite unhappy because you would not come.

    Lady Anna

    Anthony Trollope
  • Mrs. bluestone remarked that that might be sooner said than done.

    Lady Anna

    Anthony Trollope
  • "I hope you will both live to enjoy it many years," said Mrs. bluestone.

    Lady Anna

    Anthony Trollope
  • Oh, I couldn't, Mrs. bluestone;—he would know that I hadn't written all that.

    Lady Anna

    Anthony Trollope
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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