- a bluish, argillaceous sandstone used for building purposes, flagging, etc.
Origin of bluestone
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She walked down the bluestone and blacktop driveway and through shadows thrown by the branches of seven leafless oak trees.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns
November 22, 2013
It was a great relief to reach the Bluestone and prepare for action.
Without building a fire or eating we started up the Bluestone.
On reaching the Bluestone we halted while the savages collected their horses.
The term “Bluestone” in the West of England meant holy stone.Archaic England
Mrs. Bluestone was quite unhappy because you would not come.Lady Anna
- 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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