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1. A bluish-gray sandstone used for paving and building.
2. A stone similar to this kind of sandstone.
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1. (Geological Science) a blue-grey sandstone containing much clay, used for building and paving
2. (Elements & Compounds) the blue crystalline form of copper sulphate
3. (Geological Science) a blue variety of basalt found in Australia and used as a building stone
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a bluish sandstone.
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Noun1.bluestone - bluish-grey sandstone used for paving and building
sandstone - a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
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"The Preseli bluestones hold the key to the meaning of Stonehenge and Carn Menyn was a special place from whence they came.
PIECES of Preseli bluestone are being wrongfully removed from the Preseli Hills, in Pembrokeshire.
Like the bluestones carried from Pembrokeshire to Stonehenge by the ancients, Wales' own National Park resort is completely unique.
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LONG-STANDING theories that teams of ancient tribesmen hauled 80 giant bluestones from Pembrokeshire to build Stonehenge have been dismissed by a Welsh geology expert.
SIR - We write in response to your article on the Stonehenge bluestones (June 24) that gave the impression that Tim Darvill is the first to identify the origins of the bluestones; this is not the case.
THE Scots have won back the Stone of Scone and the Greeks are still pursuing the Elgin Marbles, but now a group in Wales is calling for the return of the bluestones from Stonehenge.
SIR - With reference to your report about the plan to transport the ill-fated millennium stone to the National Botanic Gardens, I should like to draw attention to the campaign we have launched which not only opposes this plan but aims to bring back the bluestones which have already been sent to England, namely those at Stonehenge.
Jewellery business Preseli Bluestone International has seen sales rocket thanks to new distribution arrangements in Asia for their products, which are cut from the same hills as the rocks of the ancient Wiltshire monument.
Pc Karl Bluestone, 36, also tried to commit suicide as he was being taken to a police station after the second arrest.