sandstone

Part of speech: adjective

Sandy.

Part of speech: noun

A rock consisting chiefly of quartz sand cemented with silica.

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Usage examples "sandstone":

  1. It would be quite impossible for me to give a list of the cave- dwellings in France still inhabited, or occupied till comparatively recent times, they are so numerous and are to be found in every department where is the chalk or the limestone, sandstone or volcanic tufa. - "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.
  2. It lay deep sunk in a cutting through the sandstone rock- a cutting first formed, perhaps, when the great stones for the building of the church were dragged up that way. - "The New Rector", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. Then Hawksworth saw a figure approaching them, gliding noiselessly across the red sandstone pavement of the court. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.