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i·ron·stone

 (ī′ərn-stōn′)
n.
1. A hard white pottery.
2. A rock containing enough iron to permit commercial extraction; an iron ore.

ironstone

(ˈaɪənˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Geological Science) any rock consisting mainly of an iron-bearing ore
2. (Ceramics) Also called: ironstone china a tough durable earthenware

i•ron•stone

(ˈaɪ ərnˌstoʊn)

n.
1. any iron-bearing mineral or rock with siliceous impurities.
2. Also called i′ronstone chi′na. a hard white stoneware.
[1515–25]

ironstone

Hard, white pottery introduced by C J Mason in the nineteenth century.
Translations

ironstone

[ˈaɪənˌstəʊn] N (= china) → porcelana f resistente

ironstone

[ˈaɪənstəʊn] nminerale m di ferro
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In Cypher's she belonged--in the bacon smoke, the cabbage perfume, the grand, Wagnerian chorus of hurled ironstone china and rattling casters.
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Jay Parker, president of IronStone Bank, today announced that the bank plans to expand into Orange County, Calif.
McAlister is an overseer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a board member of Ironstone Farm in Andover, and a member of The Boston Club and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.
WORKERS of the Teesside ironstone industry were remembered at a special ceremony.
Jay Parker, president of IronStone Bank, today announced that the bank is seeking regulatory approval to open two additional full-service branches in San Diego and Scottsdale, Ariz.
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