Definition of Bluestone

1. Noun. Bluish-grey sandstone used for paving and building.

Generic synonyms: Sandstone



Definition of Bluestone

1. n. Blue vitriol.

Definition of Bluestone

1. Noun. (U.K.) A form of dolerite which appears blue when wet or freshly broken. ¹

2. Noun. (U.K.) Any of several massive stones used to construct Stonehenge. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A feldspathic sandstone in the U.S. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A form of limestone native to the Shenandoah Valley ¹

5. Noun. (Australia) A basalt or olivine basalt. ¹

6. Noun. (Australia South Australia) Slate from quarries in or near Adelaide. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bluestone

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bluestone

bluesier
bluesiest
bluesiness
blueslike
bluesman
bluesmen
bluesnarfing
bluest
bluestem
bluestems
bluestocking
bluestockingism
bluestockings
bluestone (current term)
bluestones
blueswoman
blueswomen
bluesy
bluet
bluet-eyed
bluetail
bluethroat
bluethroat pikeblenny
bluethroats
bluetick
blueticks
bluetit

Literary usage of Bluestone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"In quarrying bluestone much stone that is practically worthless is met with. ... The quarrying of bluestone and its allied industries furnish employment at ..."

2. The Law of Combinations Embracing Monopolies, Trusts, and Combinations of by Arthur Jerome Eddy (1901)
"Combination of Milestone producers.i — An agreement whereby some fourteen producers of bluestone formed an association, and contracted with one company as ..."

3. Building Stones and Clay-products: A Handbook for Architects by Heinrich Ries (1912)
"University Avenue ME Church, Syracuse, NY; Genesee Street Baptist Church, Rochester, NY Hudson River bluestone. The typical bluestone is a finegrained, ..."

4. The Building Materials of Otago and South New Zealand Generally by William Newsham Blair (1879)
"bluestone.—bluestone, which is so largely used for road metal and ordinary rubble ... The most of the bluestone used in Dunedin comes from those quarries. ..."

5. With the Border Ruffians: Memories of the Far West, 1852-1868 by Robert Hamilton Williams, E. W. Williams (1907)
"... ON THE bluestone " COURT DAY " came, and by 10 am the little town was crowded by the fanners from far and near. Singly, and in parties of three or four, ..."

6. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp (1916)
"Copper sulphate, blue vitriol, or "bluestone," CuSO4 • 5 H2O, is now largely obtained as a by-product in the " parting " of gold and silver with sulphuric ..."

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