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firestone

[fahyuh r-stohn]
noun
  1. a fire-resisting stone, especially a kind of sandstone used in fireplaces, furnaces, etc.
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Origin of firestone

before 1000; late Middle English fyyrstone, Old English fȳrstān. See fire, stone

Firestone

[fahyuh r-stohn]
noun
  1. Harvey Samuel,1868–1938, U.S. industrialist and rubber manufacturer.
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Historical Examples of firestone

  • 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

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