firestone

[fahyuh r-stohn]

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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Examples from the Web for firestone

Contemporary Examples of firestone

  • The images include a Firestone tire, a frosted cake, a nuclear cloud, and a little girl beneath a hair dryer.

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    F-111: Death-Dealing, Pop-Art Masterpiece

    Nicolaus Mills

    October 15, 2014

  • “I am in deepest despair with no movement possible in any direction,” Firestone wrote to Laya some weeks later.

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    Shulamith Firestone's Madness

    David Frum

    April 23, 2013

  • “Some of the guys think they are Michael Jackson,” said Firestone, setting himself apart from others who share his profession.

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    The Men in the Mirror

    Richard Abowitz

    October 14, 2009

  • Firestone has worked to get each move exact, practicing endlessly surrounded by mirrors.

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    The Men in the Mirror

    Richard Abowitz

    October 14, 2009

  • In 1998, Firestone moved to Las Vegas to begin his career imitating Michael Jackson.

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    The Men in the Mirror

    Richard Abowitz

    October 14, 2009

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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