sandstone

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English[edit]

Bunter Sandstone (detail), Hopstone, Shropshire - geograph.org.uk - 419156.jpg

Etymology[edit]

sand +‎ stone

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsændˌstəʊn/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsændˌstoʊn/

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sandstone (countable and uncountable, plural sandstones)

  1. A sedimentary rock produced by the consolidation and compaction of sand, cemented with clay etc.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 32:
      It spread slowly up from the sea-rim, a welling upwards of pure white light, ghosting the beach with silver and drawing the grey bastions of sandstone out of formless space.

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