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  • n. Alternative spelling of freestone.

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Examples

  • My brother Isaac hinted, that my father and he, could easily work a small free-stone into the buttress, and said, you was the likeliest person in our family, to remember a suitable verse, if you had ever seen one, — or else to compose one.

    Letter 2

  • We came home with an 8-foot La Feliciana type, which is a low-chill variety that produces large, free-stone fruit which ripen by early July.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • I have found over the years that Durazno usually means a cling peach and Melocotón can sometimes mean a free-stone.

    Latin American/Spain Spanish

  • Usually they are interchangeable here in Mexico with a lot of people having never heard the word melocotón and a lot of other people never having seen a free-stone peach in their whole lives either.

    Latin American/Spain Spanish

  • As in the above-mentioned instance, the contract and ceremony of marriage with Sempronia is the occasion of the denomination and relation of husband; and the colour white the occasion why he is said to be whiter than free-stone.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • The best such fishing comes in tailwaters because water flowing from the bottom of a dam is warmer than that in a free-stone stream full of slushy ice chunks.

    15 Winter Fishing Destinations

  • There is plenty of lime-stone in the island, a great quarry of free-stone, and some natural woods, but none of any age, as they cut the trees for common country uses.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • It is of free-stone, and, I suppose, about thirty feet high.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Northumbrian chisel, grinned and ramped in red free-stone, now japanned by the smoke of centuries.

    Rob Roy

  • The climate is either so pure and dry, or the free-stone, with which it is built, so hard, that the very angles of them remain as acute as if they had been cut last year.

    Travels through France and Italy

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