Definition of Drystone

1. a. Constructed of uncemented stone.



Definition of Drystone

1. Noun. (geology) A stalactite or stalagmite ¹

2. Adjective. (alternative spelling of dry-stone) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drystone

1. constructed of stone without mortar [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drystone

drynursing
dryobalanops
dryolestid
dryolestids
dryopithecine
dryopithecines
drypis
drypoint
drypoints
drys
drysalter
drysalteries
drysalters
drysaltery
drysdallite
drystone (current term)
drystones
drysuit
drysuited
drysuits
dryte
dryth
dryths
drytt
drywall
drywalled
drywaller
drywallers
drywalling
drywalls

Literary usage of Drystone

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1. Indian Storage Reservoirs with Earthen Dams: Being a Practical Treatise on by William Lumisden Strange (1913)
"The drystone Toes of the " Compound Dam."— If the gorge embankment can have its sides confined by strong toes of some non-viscous material up to the base ..."

2. Journal of the British Archaeological Association by British Archaeological Association (1906)
"The cut flints, the drystone masonry, and the vitrification, point, in some examples, to a very early origin ; whilst the superimposed layers of burnt earth ..."

3. Road Making and Maintenance: A Practical Treatise for Engineers, Surveyors by Thomas Aitken (1900)
"With suitable material, drystone retaining walls are well adapted for road work, on account of their self-draining properties and their cheapness. ..."

4. Northern Portugal by Paul Burton, Denise Burton (2004)
"a drystone wall until you come to a small STREAM crossing ... Just after the top of this rise you will come to a drystone wall with a gate in it; ..."

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