a common sedimentary rock consisting of sand, usually quartz, cemented together by various substances, as silica, calcium carbonate, iron oxide, or clay.
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How to use sandstone in a sentence
We pulled off first at Burden Falls, where Burden Creek babbles over a series of small sandstone shelves before crashing 20 feet to the rocks below.A day’s drive from Chicago, exploring a very different Illinois | Carson Vaughan | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Multiple people lost their lives in recent years by just enjoying the beaches below towering and unstable sandstone cliffs.Environment Report: How We Know Humans Are Warming the Planet | MacKenzie Elmer | January 4, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
It’s an unfortunate marriage as the destabilized sandstone top is prone to slipping off just because the rocks happened to form that way ages ago.San Diego Scientist Gets Closer to Understanding Why the Coast Collapses | MacKenzie Elmer | December 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The desert of southern Utah is a mesmerizing landscape of red sandstone mesas and canyons.
Gravity doesn’t just pull things down — it can hold huge sandstone arches up.
Her father built a successful business and the family lives in an $800,000 sandstone house in a posh Glasgow suburb.
Nice places to live, where the kids can run through the hilly yards behind sandstone apartment blocs.
In the center of the river line stood the imposing red sandstone palace of Bahadur Shah, last of the Moguls.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
To begin with, the bar was of pinkish sandstone, smoothed and covered by a coating of plastic.Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
Built of red sandstone, rich with sculptures and of graceful and harmonious architecture, there are few cathedrals more pleasing.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Sometimes they would clamp a crooked stick between a grooved piece of sandstone and a flat bone.The Later Cave-Men | Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
When the Cave-men pulled the shaft back and forth on the sandstone, they made deep grooves in it.The Later Cave-Men | Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
British Dictionary definitions for sandstone
any of a group of common sedimentary rocks consisting of sand grains consolidated with such materials as quartz, haematite, and clay minerals: used widely in building
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Scientific definitions for sandstone
A medium-grained sedimentary rock consisting of fine to coarse sand-sized grains that have been either compacted or cemented together by a material such as silica, iron oxide, or calcium carbonate. Although sandstone usually consists primarily of quartz, it can also consist of other minerals, and it can vary in color from yellow or red to gray or brown.
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Cultural definitions for sandstone
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