- a fire-resisting stone, especially a kind of sandstone used in fireplaces, furnaces, etc.
Origin of firestone
- Harvey Samuel,1868–1938, U.S. industrialist and rubber manufacturer.
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Examples from the Web for firestone
The images include a Firestone tire, a frosted cake, a nuclear cloud, and a little girl beneath a hair dryer.F-111: Death-Dealing, Pop-Art Masterpiece
October 15, 2014
“I am in deepest despair with no movement possible in any direction,” Firestone wrote to Laya some weeks later.Shulamith Firestone's Madness
April 23, 2013
“Some of the guys think they are Michael Jackson,” said Firestone, setting himself apart from others who share his profession.
Firestone has worked to get each move exact, practicing endlessly surrounded by mirrors.
In 1998, Firestone moved to Las Vegas to begin his career imitating Michael Jackson.
At that she cast down flint and firestone and stared blankly.Tales of Space and Time
Herbert George Wells
"I read your thoughts, sir," remarked the merchant to Firestone on our return.
Nodules and layers of "chert" (an impure kind of flint) occur in it, whilst in places it forms a hard rock called "firestone."Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils
The prisoner made no reply, and Firestone repeated the question, without result.
There came to a nobleman an unknown man, who called himself Iskrzycki (spark or firestone), and offered to engage in his service.The Fairy Mythology
- a sandstone that withstands intense heat, esp one used for lining kilns, furnaces, etc
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