Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sulphate of copper, or blue vitriol. Also called blue copperas.
  • n. A name given to a more or less argillaceous sandstone of bluish color, extensively quarried at various points along the Hudson river, and used for building purposes and for flagging.

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Examples

  • The reports also contained fleeting references to the victims' humanity: Roll's black leather jacket and a gold ring - apparently his wedding band - on his left hand, for example, and Green's blue-stone earrings in her pierced ears.

    Three slain in Tucson rampage were shot in head

  • Robert Manela This room off the den has blue-stone flooring and a lot of light.

    A Home with Resort Grounds

  • Though the Matriarch does not move, the blade of blue crystal flickers, and the point and top third of the silver blade fall to the blue-stone floor.

    Darksong Rising

  • Dyleroy looks at the blue-stone tiles of the floor.

    Darksong Rising

  • It was then that I caught the flash of the blue-stone ring he wore, answering my question as to whether it was me in particular who had been sought, here, tonight.

    Blood of Amber

  • "I don't have anybody on a blue-stone detail after Merle now."

    Blood of Amber

  • The desk clerk also gave me a blue-stone ring Luke had left behind, and I took it with me to return when I saw him.

    Blood of Amber

  • In the centre of the platform, a stairway of blue-stone curved upwards and disappeared into a circular aperture.

    The Bane of The Black Sword

  • The house and barn both belonged to Aunt Stanshy, property that had been willed her by her father, Solomon Macomber, whose body slept under the wings of a blue-stone cherub in the cemetery.

    The Knights of the White Shield Up-the-Ladder Club Series, Round One Play

  • Curved stairs they were, of the same blue-stone the castle is built of, and on their landings at each storey they branched right and left to give access to the single apartments or rooms and kitchens of the residenters.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

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