whinstone


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whin·stone

 (wĭn′stōn′, hwĭn′-)
n.
Any of various hard, dark-colored rocks, especially basalt and chert.

whinstone

(ˈwɪnˌstəʊn)
n
(Geological Science) any dark hard fine-grained rock, such as basalt
[C16: from whin2 + stone]
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Noun1.whinstone - any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
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The roads were excellent, and made upon the MacAdam principle, whinstone having been brought for the purpose from the distance of several miles.
Other districts were represented by Whinstone and Durham Lane (Stockton), Hart and Clavering (Hartlepool), Hurworth and Mount Pleasant (Darlington), St Peter's and St Paulinus (Cleveland), John Batty (Redcar) and Marton Manor (Middlesbrough).
Building firm Surgo has been appointed by Northumberland County Council to design and construct 16 new homes on the site of an old whinstone quarry in Embleton which closed in 1961.
The house is built of granite and whinstone and it's believed most of it came from the old Fort of Fort William.
The works comprise breaking out the existing footpaths, lift and relay of whinstone kerbs, and excavation and backfill for new streetlight ducting and ancillaries on footways and carriageways.
The impact of that success on Mangan's son, Jimmy, was highlighted when he trained Whinstone Boy to win the race three years ago.
Campaigners fear Gillies' Hill at Cambusbarron, by Stirling, could be wiped off the landscape if plans for a whinstone quarry go ahead.
JIMMY Mangan's Whinstone Boy is as big as 16/1 to defend his crown in the Red Mills Thyestes Chase at Gowran on Thursday.
There was not one withdrawal from the top 40, leaving connections of those horses, such as Whinstone Boy and Chief Dan George, just outside the elite set disappointed.
Whinstone Boy and Chief Dan George, both strongly fancied for National glory, still need horses to drop out to make the cut for the Aintree spectacular.
And he is hopeful of heading to Aintree with two live chances of more success in Conna Castle and Whinstone Boy.
As far as market movers are concerned, Betfred clearly feel Jimmy Mangan's Whinstone Boy is well handicapped on 10st 4lb as he is 33-1 from 50-1.