Definition of Burrstone

1. n. See Buhrstone.

Definition of Burrstone

1. Noun. A tough, silicified limestone formerly used to make millstones. It is typified by the presence of multiple cavities that originally housed fossilized shells. ¹

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Definition of Burrstone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burrstone

burrowing hairs
burrowing parrot
burrowing parrots
burrstone (current term)
bursa achillis
bursa anserina
bursa aspiration
bursa bicipitoradialis
bursa cubitalis interossea
bursa fabricii
bursa infrahyoidea
bursa infrapatellaris profunda
bursa intermuscularis musculorum gluteorum

Literary usage of Burrstone

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1. The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God, as by Francis Henry Egerton Bridgewater (1836)
"-^^r- Circular ridges and depressions on the burrstone, in the I. of Portland, round an erect stump of a tree, four feet high. ..."

2. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1837)
"Circular ridges and depressions on the burrstone, in the I. of Portland, ... Soft burrstone. Anev-nt forest In the dirt bed. Portland ¡tone of marine ..."

3. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"This mill is similar to the burrstone, but, as the name indicates, rock emery is used for the grinding surfaces. In Fig. 4 is shown a vertical section of ..."

4. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1912)
"The apparatus includes engine, two reverberatory furnaces, crusher for breaking the crude barytes, at least four large burrstone mills, disintegrator, ..."

5. Historical Collections of Georgia: Containing the Most Interesting Facts by White, George (1855)
"Strewn over and imbedded in the diluvium are innumerable fragments of burrstone, the remains, no doubt, of a bed once much more continuous than the present, ..."

6. Bulletin by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1917)
"See burrstone. Ocher (mineral paint). Tishomingo County, extensive beds of red ocher, ... Other suitable material is burrstone of Attala, Clarke, Grenada, ..."

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