from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sedimentary rock formed by the consolidation and compaction of sand and held together by a natural cement, such as silica.
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- n. A sedimentary rock produced by the consolidation and compaction of sand, cemented with clay etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rock formed by the consolidation of Sand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
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I have many windows I'm fond of remembering, but my favorite is looking out the tent flap, sometimes out of the cliffside shelter site (no 'caves' in sandstone) in North Ponil Canyon outside of Cimarron, NM, during summer hail storms, marveling at the fusion of hail into golfball-to-baseball sizes that when they fell, ripped through the trees, causing a wafting of pine scent sweeping through the canyon.
The last and most recent of the three groups was the Huastecas with their rich work carved in sandstone and their temple murals in black, ocher, brown, red and white and decorated with sculptures of humans, birds, and serpents.
The top course of the table land is a layer of magnetic ironstone, which attracted my compass upwards of 20 degrees; underneath is a layer of red sandstone, and below that is an immense mass of white sandstone, which is very soft, and crumbling away with the action of the atmosphere.
Slower water deposits sands and silts called sandstone and siltstone.
A hundred and fifty feet from this pueblo is a large upright block of sandstone, which is said to be used as a datum point in the observations of the sun made by a priest of
A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola Eighth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1886-1887, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891, pages 3-228
On you go, winding on down past the red limestone and the yellow limestone and the blue sandstone, which is green generally; past huge bat caves and the big nests of pack-rats, tucked under shelves of
Near Cumnock (Egypt) is a large exposure of a brownish red, compact sandstone, which is exposed along the banks of Deep river for a distance of half a mile.
The Annunciation cut from sandstone, which is in Santa Croce, is one of his earliest works, and is full of grace and nobleness (Fig. 84).
Why the sandstone, which is really the bottom layer, should appear higher than the clay in these places, we shall see a little later.
The length of the wall reaches its maximum in the banded sandstone, which is terraced more than any of the other formations.