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firestone

[fahyuh r-stohn] /ˈfaɪərˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
a fire-resisting stone, especially a kind of sandstone used in fireplaces, furnaces, etc.
Origin of firestone
late Middle English
1000
before 1000; late Middle English fyyrstone, Old English fȳrstān. See fire, stone

Firestone

[fahyuh r-stohn] /ˈfaɪərˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
Harvey Samuel, 1868–1938, U.S. industrialist and rubber manufacturer.
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  • 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.

    The Young Cavalier Percy F. Westerman
  • Nodules and layers of "chert" (an impure kind of flint) occur in it, whilst in places it forms a hard rock called "firestone."

  • The prisoner made no reply, and firestone repeated the question, without result.

    The Young Cavalier Percy F. Westerman
  • 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 Thomas Keightley
British Dictionary definitions for firestone

firestone

/ˈfaɪəˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a sandstone that withstands intense heat, esp one used for lining kilns, furnaces, etc
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