from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bluish-gray sandstone used for paving and building.
  • n. A stone similar to this kind of sandstone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of dolerite which appears blue when wet or freshly broken.
  • n. Any of several massive stones used to construct Stonehenge.
  • n. A feldspathic sandstone in the U.S.
  • n. A form of limestone native to the Shenandoah Valley
  • n. A basalt or olivine basalt.
  • n. Slate from quarries in or near Adelaide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Blue vitriol.
  • n. A grayish blue building stone, as that commonly used in the eastern United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bluish-grey sandstone used for paving and building


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  • 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.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • South African cooks were accused of putting "bluestone" (or copper sulfate) in Army food.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • "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.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

  • 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.

    Analyse THAT

  • 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.

    Montgomery, Ala.: Home prices hurt even here

  • 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.

    The Bird House

  • 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

    Andrew Reinbach: Historic Preservation Goes Bananas

  • Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal The property has a roughly 3,000-square-foot bluestone patio and a koi pond.

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  • As much as they're enjoying their new home, the Butlers' favorite feature is across their bluestone courtyard.

    A Bicyclists' House Built For Two

  • 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.

    A House Built for Bicyclists


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  • *wonders whether this is where the name of a nearby avenue comes from*

    June 15, 2010

  • Colloquial name for the copper sulfate once used by potato growers to combat potato blight.

    June 12, 2010