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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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'Rough as a saw-edge, and hard as whinstone! The less you meddle with him the better.'
The roads were excellent, and made upon the MacAdam principle, whinstone having been brought for the purpose from the distance of several miles.
Housing provider Sanctuary Homes replaced the red blaize and whinstone paths with an asphalt surface.
Over ten weeks, the steps leading to the gallery will be replaced with Aberdeenshire Corrennie pink granite, while Scottish whinstone and local grey Blackhills granite will also be used.
IFormally a nursery garden, the family home is built using solid Windstone, sandstone cills, lintles and coins and whinstone dash, completed with a natural slate roof.
tenderers must appreciate the importance attached to the appearance and coursing of the proposed whinstone and sandstone mixed cladding, as this will have to closely resemble that which existed originally in order to satisfy the planning department.
Stirling architects BDA Design point out in a statement lodged with applicant Gavin Anderson's plans that whinstone boundary walls are an important part of the conservation area.
Lucas, who attends Whinstone Primary School in Ingleby Barwick, called 999 to request an ambulance and police after Gary collapsed and was unresponsive on the sofa at his home in Catterick Village.
It sits on a natural throne of volcanic dolerite, known locally as whinstone for the sound it makes when hit by a stonemason's hammer.
The house is built of granite and whinstone and it's believed most of it came from the old Fort of Fort William.
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.