whinstone

NOUN
  1. any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)
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How To Use whinstone In A Sentence

  • The base of these hills was of close-grained white-coloured granite, or whinstone: the summits of good freestone: on the sides several good pieces of iron ore were picked up. Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales
  • Built from whinstone, with a slate roof, the pedimented front door is a particularly handsome feature.
  • The house has a dark look, being built of the native whinstone, or grau-wacke, as the Germans call it, relieved by the quoins and projections of the windows and turrets in freestone. Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2 Great Britain and Ireland, Part 2
  • THE whinstone of Scotland is also the same with the toadstone of Derbyshire, which is of the amygdaloides species; it is also the same with the ragstone of the south of Staffordshire, which is a simple whinstone, or perfect trap. Theory of the Earth~ Part 3 (historical)
  • They are comprised primarily of a rock called whinstone, which is very prone to vertical weathering and faulting.
  • The northwards path along a rocky coastline takes you to Dunstanburgh Castle, a romantic ruin where kittiwakes, cormorants and fulmars nest on whinstone cliffs.
  • Built from whinstone, with a slate roof, the pedimented front door is a particularly handsome feature.
  • Heathcliff is: an unreclaimed creature, without refinement, without cultivation: an arid wilderness of furze and whinstone. Wuthering Heights
  • The northwards path along a rocky coastline takes you to the castle, a romantic ruin where kittiwakes, cormorants and fulmars nest on whinstone cliffs.
  • He says that toadstone appears to be the same rock that is called whinstone in Scotland, and Mandelstein by the Germans, and it is quite similar to the lavas that have been brought back from Vesuvius.
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