from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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- noun A form of
sedimentary rock, similar to sandstonebut coarser.
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- noun a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
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Germoe till last century, when they were broken up for road-metal, and that they consisted of a kind of gritstone common enough to the Crowza
A buzzard cried somewhere beyond Hayes Farm; otherwise there was no sign of animal life in all that windswept country below the crest of the western gritstone uplands.
The high gritstone Dark Peak countryside remains a true wilderness, even though on a mist-free day you can see the fringes of Manchester and Sheffield from its tops.
Geographically it is part of the Pennine range and its gritstone fells and sweeping heather moorland are perfect for gentle walks.
The Kinder Scout plateau is a more or less flat slab of gritstone overlain by a thick layer of peat.
A little further on, and it threaded through a jumble of gritstone boulders and plunged over a rocky fall to vanish in a dark hollow scooped out of the plateau side.
Hogweed blooms tall and bold in the dank lanesides that create such a complex network in this broad, green trench sandwiched between the limestone plateau to the east and the tawny upthrust of gritstone moors westward.
More precisely, at the bottom of a twisting channel where an icy stream had carved its way through the peat to the underlying gritstone.
As we came up to the crest of nearby Carrhead Rocks, a tumble of gritstone boulders with a spectacular view across the Hope Valley, the profusion of burgeoning bracken among the heaped stones reminded me that here, beneath the waving green fronds, the chicks could have a sporting chance of avoiding their predators.
Climbing a steep lane immediately below the long gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge the other day we had a quite different experience of wayside life.