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plainstones

[ pleyn-stohnz ]
/ ˈpleɪnˌstoʊnz /
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plural noun Scot.
(used with a singular verb) a flagstone walk or passageway.
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Also plain·stanes [pleyn-steynz] /ˈpleɪnˌsteɪnz/ .

Origin of plainstones

First recorded in 1765–75; plain1 + stone + -s3
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How to use plainstones in a sentence

  • The first question that changed the bark of Mr Hickery, was my proposal for the side plainstones of the high street.

    The Provost|John Galt
  • As it appeared, he had only known the safe plainstones of Dumfries—so at least Mary Lyon thought.

    The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett
  • He has never ventured beyond the Plainstones of Dumfries on a cattle-fair day.

    Patsy|S. R. Crockett
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