freestone

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freestone ‎(plural freestones)

  1. A type of stone that is composed of small particles and easily shaped, such as sandstone or limestone.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      Mr Allworthy [] died immensely rich and built an hospital [] but had he done nothing more I should have left him to have recorded his own merit on some fair freestone over the door of that hospital.
  2. A stone fruit having a stone (pit) that is relatively free of the flesh.

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