Definition of Ironstone

1. n. A hard, earthy ore of iron.

Definition of Ironstone

1. Noun. Any ore of iron which is impure through the admixture of silica or clay. ¹

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Definition of Ironstone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ironstone

ironmongeress
ironmongeries
ironmongering
ironmongers
ironmongery
ironness
ironnesses
irons
irons in the fire
ironshod
ironshot
ironside
ironsmith
ironsmithing
ironsmiths
ironstone (current term)
ironstones
ironware
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ironweed
ironweeds
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ironwomen
ironwood
ironwood tree
ironwoods
ironwork
ironworker
ironworkers
ironworking

Literary usage of Ironstone

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1. Transactions. by New Hampshire Medical Society, American Ethnological Society (1858)
"comparison of the Cleveland stone, with the clay ironstone. ... These works were placed on the Lanchester Common where the ordinary clay ironstone abounded, ..."

2. Transactions by American Ethnological Society (1859)
"At the last discussion we had on the subject, I admitted if that bed of ironstone had been discovered keeping on its uniform rise and dip, from the north ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"From this sample an amount of oxide of zinc equal to 0-32 of a grain of zinc per Ib. of ironstone, or about 10 grains por ton, was obtained. ..."

4. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1899)
"ironstone Gravel Beds. Scattered over a belt of the field, running North and South through the centre, are patches of ironstone gravel, usually semidetached ..."

5. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of England and Wales. by Geological Survey of Great Britain (1846)
"ironstone 02 137. Argillaceous shale 10 •133. ironstone 02 139. ... Arenaceous shale, with nodules of ironstone, Vertical stems of Cala- mita 30 175. ..."

6. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1870)
"Brought forward 19 White post 20 Metal 21 White post 22 Metal ironstone girdles ... 37 3 3 .013 .136 .033 ,250 42 4 3 23 ironstone 24 White post mixed with ..."

7. A Treatise on Metalliferous Minerals and Mining by David Christopher Davies (1881)
"about three tons of material have to be removed for one ton ol ironstone. The workings are usually gently sloping, and the rubbish is thrown back to form a ..."

8. Transactions. by New Hampshire Medical Society, American Ethnological Society (1858)
"comparison of the Cleveland stone, with the clay ironstone. ... These works were placed on the Lanchester Common where the ordinary clay ironstone abounded, ..."

9. Transactions by American Ethnological Society (1859)
"At the last discussion we had on the subject, I admitted if that bed of ironstone had been discovered keeping on its uniform rise and dip, from the north ..."

10. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"From this sample an amount of oxide of zinc equal to 0-32 of a grain of zinc per Ib. of ironstone, or about 10 grains por ton, was obtained. ..."

11. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1899)
"ironstone Gravel Beds. Scattered over a belt of the field, running North and South through the centre, are patches of ironstone gravel, usually semidetached ..."

12. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of England and Wales. by Geological Survey of Great Britain (1846)
"ironstone 02 137. Argillaceous shale 10 •133. ironstone 02 139. ... Arenaceous shale, with nodules of ironstone, Vertical stems of Cala- mita 30 175. ..."

13. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1870)
"Brought forward 19 White post 20 Metal 21 White post 22 Metal ironstone girdles ... 37 3 3 .013 .136 .033 ,250 42 4 3 23 ironstone 24 White post mixed with ..."

14. A Treatise on Metalliferous Minerals and Mining by David Christopher Davies (1881)
"about three tons of material have to be removed for one ton ol ironstone. The workings are usually gently sloping, and the rubbish is thrown back to form a ..."

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