American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bluish-gray sandstone used for paving and building.
- n. A stone similar to this kind of sandstone.
- n. UK A form of dolerite which appears blue when wet or freshly broken.
- n. UK Any of several massive stones used to construct Stonehenge.
- n. US A feldspathic sandstone in the U.S.
- n. US A form of limestone native to the Shenandoah Valley
- n. Australia A basalt or olivine basalt.
- n. Australia, South Australia Slate from quarries in or near Adelaide.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Blue vitriol.
- n. A grayish blue building stone, as that commonly used in the eastern United States.
- n. bluish-grey sandstone used for paving and building
“Destruction by poisoning is accomplished by inoculating the thick leaves with arsenic or bluestone, which is sprayed upon them after the plants have been hacked so that the poison may be absorbed by the sap, which distributes the deadly substance.”
“South African cooks were accused of putting "bluestone" (or copper sulfate) in Army food.”
“bluestone" with which its fiery contents were strengthened, would work the passionate natures, on which it was to play, up to the proper crime-committing pitch.”
“Then President Bartlet and CJ, under cover of night, climbed up the outside bluestone circus, where the President set a chair on fire with his cigarette and then distracted the Nazis by pretending to be God.”
“Features: Study, two fireplaces, a patio, bluestone terraces, a guest suite with a kitchenette, a stocked pond, two-car garage, a barn with two stalls.”
“The stucco was pocked and peeling, and the bluestone walk leading to the front door was cracked and chipped, as thin as fingernails in places.”
“And, she adds, at a time when essential City services are under real financial pressure, the city's hiring outside lawyers to fight its citizens instead of fixing the flood-prone city's drainage system, or the uneven bluestone sidewalks that trip visiting pedestrians”
“Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal The property has a roughly 3,000-square-foot bluestone patio and a koi pond.”
“As much as they're enjoying their new home, the Butlers' favorite feature is across their bluestone courtyard.”
“John Clark for The Wall Street Journal A bluestone courtyard separates the main house from the 600-square-foot bicycle garage, where the Butlers, avid bicyclists who race nationally and internationally, store their bikes.”
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